Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was given unprecedented welcome upon his arrival in home district, Mandi on Wednesday with hundreds of locals queuing up across the roads at several locations.
Thakur happens to be the first chief minister from the district and it was his first visit to home district after taking over as CM of the state.
He was welcomed by Irrigation and Public Health Minister Mahendra Singh and Sundernagar MLA RakeshJamwal along with hundreds of party workers at Salapar, the entry point in Mandi district.
From Salapar onwards, Thakur cavalcade turned into road show with locals dancing to the tunes of folk music instruments.
The buoyed locals raised slogans to welcome the Chief Minister and the huge gathering led to massive traffic jam on Kullu-Manali national highway.Thakur will address a public meeting at a public meeting in Mandi and he would return to Shimla on Thursday.