SHIMLA: The Bharatiya Janata Party picked five-time legislator Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday as its legislature party leader in Himachal Pradesh, effectively making him the state’s next chief minister.
The 52-year-old MLA for Seraj in Mandi district will be sworn in as the state’s 14th chief minister on December 27 in a grand ceremony that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah are expected to attend.
The announcement ended almost a week of speculation over the Continue reading
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to its sixth straight victory in Gujarat with an increased vote share (compared to the 2012 election), although the Congress, under its new president Rahul Gandhi, won the most seats it has in the state since 1985.
The BJP won 99 seats in the 182-member assembly, giving it a clear simple majority, and the Congress 77. Continue reading