BJP gets down to choosing chief ministers for Gujarat & Himachal
The BJP's top decision-making body is meeting to decide who will be the chief ministers for Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat. Two teams, lead by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman have been sent to Ahmedabad and Shimla.
Who will be the new chief minister of Himachal Pradesh?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the wins are a mandate for the party's reform agenda and that every citizen was ready for India to be transformed.
The BJP managed to hold on to Gujarat, the home state of PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for the fifth time in a row. It also took the Himachal Pradesh seat away from the Congress with nearly two-thirds majority.
However, PK Dhumal, who was named as likely chief minister, has lost and the party now has a free hand to name anyone else for the top post.
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