For the 2012 Himachal Assembly election, BJP national vice-president and Rajya Sabha member Shanta Kumar has agreed to come out from hibernation and agreed to campaign in Kangra and Chamba districts.

From past few years Shanta Kumar was not active in Himachal, owing to the differences with Prem Kumar Dhumal, but now he has expressed the desire that to be allowed to concentrate only on Kangra and Chamba. He will also campaign in other districts, but that will be limited affair.

He will tour Una, Bilaspur and Mandi districts and some other places from October 24 to 27. There is a possibility of his not campaigning in Dehra, from where Ravinder Ravi is contesting.

The former Chief Minister, who has covered some parts of Kangra and Chamba districts, has concentrated on holding ‘karyakarta sammelans’ so far.

As per Shanta Kumar’s programme, he will cover two constituencies a day in Kangra and Chamba. He will campaign in Jwalamukhi and Pragpur-Jaswan on October 23, but Dehra does not figure in his tour programme.