Gandhis Present, Congress Showcases Unity At Himachal Swearing-In: 10 Facts

Gandhis Present, Congress Showcases Unity At Himachal Swearing-In: 10 Facts
Gandhis Present, Congress Showcases Unity At Himachal Swearing-In: 10 Facts

Gandhis Present, Congress Showcases Unity At Himachal Swearing-In: 10 Facts

An image of late Virbhadra Singh was put up and all leaders paid their respects.

Shimla/New Delhi:
Top Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, and Priyanka Gandhi Vadrawere in Shimla at the moment for the oath taking ceremony of the brand new Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, and his deputy Mukesh Agnihotri.

Here’s your 10-point information to this huge story:

  1. In a grand symbolic gesture on stage proper after the newly elected leaders had been sworn-in, a garlanded image of late Virbhadra Singh, former royal and 6 time Chief Minister of the hill state, was put up and all leaders paid their respects with folded palms. Party president Mallikarjun Kharge additionally accompanied the Gandhis for the massive occasion, which was organised at Ridge Maidan in Shimla on Sunday.

  2. Congress MP Rahul Gandhi was additionally seen hugging Pratibha Singh, spouse of late Virbhadra Singh, on stage. Ms Singh was the opposite contender for the highest publish, and had even staked declare with a refined but stern reminder to the get together excessive command.

  3. She had mentioned the elections had been fought and received within the identify of her husband Virbhadra Singh, who died final yr, and it could be “a catastrophe” to sideline his household. However, she would not take pleasure in widespread help among the many grand outdated get together’s newly-elected 40 MLAs which is why she was dropped from the competition, sources mentioned.

  4. The Gandhis’ gesture is an olive department to the disgruntled supporters of Pratibha Singh, who had mobbed the lodge the place the get together’s central observers had been staying, and raised slogans in her help. They even stopped the automobile of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, one of many central observers, earlier than the get together’s essential assembly, to ship a direct message to the management.

  5. The choice to nominate Mukesh Agnihotri, the chief of the opposition within the outgoing Himachal Pradesh meeting, as the primary Deputy Chief Minister of the state can also be being seen as a balancing act by the Congress to assuage egos. Mr Agnihotri is Virbhadra Singh’s protege, and Pratibha Singh had reportedly even batted for him to be made the Chief Minister after she was dominated out herself.

  6. This is All India Congress Committee (AICC) normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi’s first electoral success whereas heading the marketing campaign cost. The get together had misplaced Uttar Pradesh meeting polls whereas she spearheaded the canvassing there earlier this yr.

  7. Mr Sukhu, MLA from Nadaun within the hill state’s Hamirpur district, headed the Congress’ marketing campaign committee for the lately held state polls.

  8. 58-year-old Sukhvinder Sukhu was chosen by the Congress excessive command for the highest publish amid hectic lobbying by Pratibha Singh, Congress MP and the spouse of former Chief Minister and Congress veteran, the late Virbhadra Singh.

  9. A four-time MLA, Mr Sukhu is the son of a bus driver and began his political profession from the campus of Himachal Pradesh University in Shimla.

  10. Though the Congress wrested energy from the BJP in Himachal Pradesh by successful 40 out of the 68 meeting seats, get together candidates had a wafer-thin victory margin of lower than 2,000 in 15 seats. The Congress and the BJP acquired 40 and 25 seats respectively, however the distinction within the vote share was solely 0.90 per cent.

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