UP­PER AR­EAS

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HINDUSTANTIMES HTHIMACHALPOLLPRIMER -

Up­per or Old Hi­machal com­prises the Shimla hills that were un­der Bri­tish con­trol be­fore In­de­pen­dence. This re­gion was merged into Hi­machal Pradesh in 1966. A Con­gress bas­tion, the re­gion has given the state three chief min­is­ters, namely YS Par­mar, Thakur Ram Lal and Virb­hadra Singh. It com­prises Chamba, Sir­maur, Solan, Shimla, Kullu and Mandi dis­tricts.

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