According to Pratibha Singh, her husband, Congress stalwart Virbhadra Singh's demise played a role in her victory and his political capital will continue to dominate the party’s affairs in the state
Bollywood actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar will campaign against Kargil war veteran Brigadier (Rtd) Khushal Thakur in the Himachal Pradesh by-polls.
The by-elections to Mandi Lok Sabha seat and three other assembly constituencies ,are slated for October 30 and will be an acid test for Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who hails from Mandi.
Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur said he and the BJP will beat the 'anti-incumbency' charge, even as Congress maintained high hopes.
Brigadier Khushal Thakur, 65, is a decorated army officer, who is currently chairperson of HP Ex-Servicemen Corporation. He hails from Kullu and had been a contender for the BJP ticket since 2014.
Outlook spoke to Congress candidate Pratibha Singh about her decision to contest the poll and carry forward the legacy of ‘Raja Sahib’, ex-Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh.