Two Independent legislators joined BJP in Himachal. The MLAs joined the party in the presence of BJP state president Suresh Kashyap and chief minister Jai Ram Thakur. With a few months left for the elections in Himachal, leaders in the poll-bound state have begun to hop from one party to another. Two Independent legislators joined the Bharatiya Janata Party . The MLAs joined the party in the presence of BJP state president Suresh Kashyap and chief minister Jai Ram Thakur. Independent legislators Hoshiyar Singh from Dehra and Prakash Rana from the Jogindernagar assembly segment joined the BJP on Wednesday at the party headquarters, Deepkamal, in Shimla. Both legislators came into the limelight after they defeated political heavyweights from Dehra and Jogindernagar.
Hoshiyar Singh was born in Mumbai in 1966. He did his graduation from the LS Patkar College of Commerce and later joined his family business. He returned to Himachal before the 2017 assembly polls and took the social work route to enter politics. He gained popularity with his philanthropic work. He took a poll plunge as an Independent candidate and defeated BJP heavyweight Ravinder Singh Ravi and Congress veteran Viplove Thakur to enter the state assembly. Ravinder Singh Ravi, a five-time legislator and minister in the previous BJP government, was close to former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal. While Viplove Thakur is a former minister, Pradesh Congress Committee chief and Rajya Sabha member.