Dhumal blames selection of candidates for defeat

Shimla, Dec 21: Prem Kumar Dhumal has submitted his resignation as Himachal Pradesh chief minister to Governor Urmila Singh. He blamed the poor selection of candidates for the BJP’s defeat in the assembly polls, the results of which were declared Thursday.

Conceding defeat, Dhumal told reporters here Friday that he submitted his resignation immediately after the results were announced.

“There was a problem on the selection of some candidates and the party will shortly analyse to find out where we went wrong,” he said.

The Congress secured 36 seats and the BJP 26 seats, while Independents and others bagged six seats in the 68-member house.

IANS