Anurag Thakur wins Hamirpur seat for fifth time

Shimla/Hamirpur (HP), June 4 (UNI) Information-cum-Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur of the BJP won the Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat with a resounding margin of about 1,82,357 votes.

He defeated Satpal Raizada of the Congress party in almost a one sided affair.

Thakur got lead in sixteen out of seventeen assembly segments of his Hamirpur constituency.

So much so that HP Chief Minister S S Sukhu could not save his seat and rendered lead to Thakur in the contest.

Thakur is the elder son of former HP Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal. His younger brother Arun Dhumal is the IPL ( Indian Premier League) chief.

While Thakur got 6,07,068 votes, Satpal Raizada got 4,24,711 votes. All other ten candidates who were in the field from this seat lost their security deposits.

A massive welcome was accorded to Thakur when his victory was announced.

Party workers danced in joy and took Thakur on their shoulders and sang songs amid dancing.

Thakur thanked the people of the constituency and the party workers for his resounding victory and said he would do as per their expectations in the coming five years for which he had been voted for the fifth time in succession.

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