Pandit Sukh Ram re-joins Congress
Veteran Himachal Pradesh Politician Pandit Sukh Ram alongwith his grand son Ashray Sharma on Monday re-joined Congress.
Sources said Sukh Ram himself had retired from active politics but was keen to get a ticket for his grand son from Mandi constituency. He had first tried a ticket from BJP but the same was given to Ram Swaroop Sharma , sitting BJP MP.
Mandi Lok Sabha Constituency has been a pocket borough for the Sukh Ram and his family. Congress did not get a suitable candidate from Mandi after veterans like Virbhadra Singh and Kaul Singh Thakur refused to contest election. Congress leaders pushed Sukhram and his family to re-join Congress.
Interestingly, some of the Congress leaders want that Sukh Ram’s son Anil Sharma resign from Jai Ram Thakur cabinet in case Sukh Ram want to get ticket for his grandson.
Sources close to Congress said that Congress party high command has almost finalised ticket for Sukh Ram’s grand son and it can be announced anytime.