Shimla: Conceding defeat, the outgoing Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, PK Dhumal said on Thursday that he was taken by surprise as to why the Bhartiya Janata Party lost in the hill state.
“We were confident of a win,” he said.
“If we have not won after doing good work for past five years then we have to introspect as to where we went wrong,” Dhumal added.
At the same time he congratulated the Congress for their good performance.
Dhumal himself won from the Hamirpur seat defeating his nearest Congress rival Narinder Thakur by a margin of over 9,500 votes.
Dhumal had won from Bamsan in 2007 by about 30,000 votes but after delimitation his constituency was scrapped and he had to shift to adjoining constituency of Hamirpur.
First Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 12:57