Himachal Polls: The BJP Rebel Who Didn’t Step Back Even After PM’s Alleged Phone Call!

Courtesy : NDTV

An alleged audio recording of prime minister Narendra Modi and BJP rebel Kripal Parmas has gone viral across social media, which shocked the people across the country. Moreover, the Congress party and the other opposition parties slammed the BJP and PM Modi over the viral audio recording. Moreover, the political temperature in Himachal seems to rise with such developments. 

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On the other hand, the BJP rebel Kripal Parmar from Fatehpur assembly constituency in Himachal, despite the viral phone call and accusations that PM Modi asked him to step back, seems to continue contesting from Fatehpur assembly constituency as an independent candidate, troubling the Bharatiya Janata Party. Reportedly, Kripal Parmar was highly dissatisfied with the party. 

Notably, Kripal Parmar was unhappy with the BJP leadership, especially his close friend and schoolmate Jagat Prakash Nadda, the national president of the BJP, for not fielding him as party’s candidate in the by-elections held last year in Fatehpur assembly constituency, where the Congress party achievement a historic victory. Moreover, he was hoping that now the party would field him, however, that didn’t happen. 

“JP Nadda Ji insulted me for 15 years!! The fight here in Fatehpur is not between the BJP and Congress party, but between me and the candidate of the Congress party. I am in the fight, not the official candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party,” said Kripal Parmar. However, with Kripal not stepping back, the troubles for BJP in this area seems to increase, and if the votes get divided between the official BJP candidate and rebel Kripal Parmar, it may benefit the Congress party.

The assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, which were assumed to be a three cornered contest, with the polling approaches on November 12, have turned out to be a neck to neck contest between the BJP and the Congress party, as the Aam Aadmi Party’s entire leadership has been busy in Gujarat. Furthermore, it will be interesting to see if Himachal follows the trend of changing the government in every five years of breaks the trend this time!

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