LOWER BELT

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HINDUSTANTIMES HTHIMACHALPOLLPRIMER -

Lower or New Hi­machal com­prises ar­eas that were added to the state af­ter the re­or­gan­i­sa­tion of Pun­jab in 1966. The BJP was strong in Kan­gra district when it was part of Pun­jab. Two of the party’s chief min­is­ters, Shanta Ku­mar and Prem Ku­mar Dhu­mal, come from this agri­cul­tural re­gion that in­cludes Kan­gra, Una, Hamir­pur and Bi­laspur dis­tricts.

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