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Former Union min Sukh Ram, grandson Aashray Sharma join Cong

Former Union telecom minister Sukh Ram and his grandson Aashray Sharma on Monday joined the Congress, AICC in-charge for Himachal Pradesh Rajni Patil said. Sukh Ram and Aashray Sharma met Congress president Rahul Gandhi and joined the Congress. A formal announcement will be made shortly at a press conference, Patil told PTI. Aashray Sharma, son of cabinet minister Anil Sharma in the Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government in Himachal Pradesh, seeks to contest from Mandi parliamentary seat. He quit the BJP after the saffron party renominated its sitting MP Ramswaroop Sharma from Mandi. Aashray s father Anil Sharma had been a part of Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government in the state from 2012-17, but joined the BJP before the last state assembly elections. The latest development has put Anil Sharma in a spot. Whether he will quit the ruling party in the state and campaign for his son or stay put with the BJP and cheer for the party s Mandi candidate will be clear only in the coming ...

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