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12 November, 2007

In Himachal, political temperature rises as winter sets in

Sanjay Sinha
Shimla, Nov 11 (PTI) Bouyed by massive victory in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), a new entrant to electoral politics in Himachal Pradesh is claiming to make the battle in the hill state a triangular affair, a challenge laughed away by the Congress and the BJP. ...
   ... BJP, which is making a determined bid to gain power in the hill state also discounts the BSP claims.
   "Our fight is with the Congress straightway and we are going to beat them," HP BJP in-charge Satyapal Jain told PTI.
   Addressing a workers meeting at Kullu last week, BJP leader prem kumar dhumal asked them to ignore BSP in their campaign and concentrate on Congress.