Himachal Congress’ Big Meet Today

Himachal Congress’ Big Meet Today
Himachal Congress’ Big Meet Today

1 Chief Minister, Many Contenders: Himachal Congress' Big Meet Today

Himachal: Pratibha Singh is a Lok Sabha MP and belongs to the previous royal household.


After profitable Himachal Pradesh, the Congress has referred to as a gathering of its MLAs at the moment to sort out its subsequent problem – deciding on a Chief Minister. It will not be simple; the Congress has a minimum of 4 candidates to select from.

The assembly will happen at Radisson resort in Shimla at 3 pm.

The frontrunner is Congress’s Himachal Pradesh chief Pratibha Singh, the spouse of Virbhadra Singh who was the Congress’s tallest chief within the hill state till his loss of life final 12 months.

Pratibha Singh is a Lok Sabha MP from Mandi and belongs to a former royal household. She didn’t contest the election however successfully led the Congress marketing campaign. She claims the help of Congress MLAs who have been loyal to her husband Virbhadra Singh, who led the social gathering for over three many years in Himachal Pradesh.

Her son Vikramaditya Singh, who contested the election and gained from Shimla rural, advised NDTV yesterday: “As a son, I need Pratibha ji to get a giant accountability. Besides being a son, I’m additionally a accountable chief of the social gathering. We will respect regardless of the social gathering decides. I’m positive the social gathering will bear in mind what the folks need.”

He added: “We must stroll the trail proven by Virbhadra ji. The authorities will work on the ‘Virbhadra Singh vikas mannequin’. He should be smiling at the moment in heaven.”

There are three different contenders moreover her – former state chief Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, Mukesh Agnihotri, the chief of the Congress legislature social gathering within the outgoing meeting, and Harshwardhan Chauhan – which is why the social gathering feared BJP’s “Operation Lotus”, code for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s social gathering getting MLAs to modify loyalties to topple opposition governments.

Mukesh Agnihotri believes he deserves the highest job for placing throughout the social gathering’s place strongly within the state meeting.

There are different names within the combine. Former state Congress chief Kuldeep Singh Rathore claims he introduced the deeply divided social gathering collectively in the previous couple of years.

Mr Rathore was changed as chief by Pratibha Singh only a few months in the past.

Several Congress leaders are mentioned to have contested the election within the hope that they might be picked as Chief Minister. They even used this whereas campaigning of their constituencies.

The multitude of “Chief Ministers” within the Congress had been derided by BJP leaders like Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Amid Congress worries of the race getting bitter, leaders had thought of ringfencing the newly elected MLAs by transferring them to Chandigarh or Raipur. That plan has been shelved after the social gathering gained a transparent majority.

The Congress has gained 40 of 68 seats, 5 above the bulk mark, and the BJP took 25. For now, the Congress believes the BJP’s poaching makes an attempt is not going to succeed.

Rajeev Shukla, the Congress in-charge of Himachal, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and senior chief Bhupinder Hooda will attend the assembly in Shimla.

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