Fathers, sons, veterans, rising stars: Key names in Himachal Pradesh elections

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Himachal Pradesh will vote in assembly elections on November 9. The Congress will fight the elections to retain one of the six states it’s in power while the BJP looks to snatch it and prove that its policies are popular. Here are personalities who will matter in the elections.

Chief minister Virbhadra Singh and his son Vikramaditya Singh (Congress)

Virbhadra Singh, a political warhorse, is a six-term chief minister who entered politics in 1962 when he won the Mandi Lok Sabha seat.

Virbhadra, 83, first became Himachal Pradesh chief minister in 1983. In Delhi, he handled Union ministries like tourism, civil aviation, micro industries and steel.

Virbhadra, who is now the second longest serving chief minister of the hill-state after Yashwant Singh Parmar, faces a to


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