New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday (April 25) said there is no such thing called ‘anti-incumbency’ in the state, but the central leadership will take a final decision about ticket distribution.
He also said the state government is examining the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) concept and is open to implementing it.
Mr Thakur, who was in the national capital to inaugurate a media centre at Himachal Bhawan, said, “The Uniform Civil Code is a good step and will be a good start. We will examine the outcome of UCC in other states and then make a decision. We are open to implementing it in Himachal Pradesh. The implementation of UCC in the neighbouring state of Uttarakhand has sent a good message.”
However, he maintained no decision would be taken in a hurry.
The BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh will go to the assembly polls along with Gujarat by December this year.
All BJP state legislators have been asked to submit their report card (s) on the performance and achievements in developmental works during the last five years.
In 2017, the BJP party ousted Congress by winning 44 seats in the 68-member assembly.
Himachal has key central leaders for the BJP party in the form of Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur and no less than BJP’s national president J P Nadda. This will be the first state polls in Himachal Pradesh since Nadda has taken over the party’s reins.
Recently, Nadda had said, “In any election, we do change 10-15 per cent of the sitting MLAs. The same formula was applied in Uttar Pradesh and also Manipur assembly elections.”