Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, 4-Time MLA, Appointed Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister

Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, 4-Time MLA, Appointed Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister
Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, 4-Time MLA, Appointed Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister

Congress’s Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu will likely be appointed Himachal Chief Minister, sources mentioned


The Congress’s Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, who headed the occasion’s marketing campaign committee in Himachal Pradesh, has been appointed the subsequent Chief Minister. Mr Sukhu, 58, is an MLA from Nadaun in Hamirpur district. He will take oath tomorrow at 11 am.

Five-time MLA Mukesh Agnihotri would be the Deputy Chief Minister.

“Deputy Chief Minister designate Mukesh Agnihotri and I’ll work as a group. I began my political profession on the age of 17 years. I’ll by no means have the ability to overlook what the Congress occasion has completed for me,” Mr Sukhu informed reporters, in accordance with information company ANI.

Mr Sukhu, a former president of the Himachal Pradesh Congress, is also a four-time MLA and is taken into account near occasion chief Rahul Gandhi.

He, nonetheless, didn’t have a clean working relationship with six-time Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who died in July final 12 months.

“A matter of satisfaction that the son of an odd household will likely be our CM, because of our management, Sonia Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge ji, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi for main a spirited marketing campaign. My good needs and assist to my new CM Sukhu,” Congress chief Anand Sharma tweeted.

Earlier, state Congress chief Pratibha Singh, the spouse of Virbhadra Singh, and Mukesh Agnihotri had been angling for the Chief Minister’s submit.

“We settle for the choice taken by the Congress excessive command,” Pratibha Singh informed reporters this night.

Vastly totally different in origin from the ex-royal Virbhadra Singh, Mr Sukhu, as an activist at Himachal Pradesh University in Shimla, led the National Students’ Union of India’s state unit within the late Nineteen Eighties.

Earlier this night, after it got here to be recognized that Pratibha Singh is not going to be the Chief Minister, her supporters protested on the resort the place the occasion’s central observers have been staying. They stopped the automotive of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, one of many central observers, yesterday earlier than the occasion’s essential assembly and asserted their assist for Pratibha Singh.

Pratibha Singh had staked her declare to the job with a pointy reminder for the management in Delhi. She mentioned the elections have been fought and gained within the title of Virbhadra Singh and it will be “a catastrophe” to sideline his household.

But she does not have fashionable assist among the many occasion’s newly-elected 40 MLAs, which is why she has been dropped from the competition, sources mentioned.

In a gathering of the Congress excessive command on Friday, MLAs had allowed the occasion president to choose the legislature occasion chief, who will even be the subsequent chief minister.

The Congress got here to energy after defeating the BJP within the meeting election by successful 40 of the 68 meeting seats.

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