2012: Year of hectic political activity in Himachal
Both BJP and Congress grappled with dissidence and senior leaders vied for supremacy as the state remained in election mode almost throughout the year.
The unrest in BJP reached the climax with senior party leaders like Maheshwar Singh, Shyama Sharma, Mohinder Nath Sofat and Radha Raman Shashtri giving a severe jolt by resigning from the party and floating the Himachal Lokhit Party (HLP) which more or less contributed in BJP's defeat.
Health Minister Rajiv Bindal had to resign in the wake of allegations of corruption, state BJP chief Khimi Ram was replaced by Satpal Singh Satti due to pressure mounted by BJP vice president Shanta Kumar and J P Nadda resigned from Assembly following his election to Rajya Sabha.
The audio CD case continued to haunt Virbhadra Singh and he had to resign from the Union Cabinet, following framing of charges by a special court but he demonstrated his clout and mass support and Congress appointed him as state party president and also asked him to lead it in the polls.
Singh almost single-handedly brought Congress back to power and became chief minister for a record sixth time. He also got a reprieve with a special court acquitting him and his wife Pratibha Singh in the much hyped audio CD case.
The BJP suffered defeat in elections of mayor
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