Congress in In the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, is all set to constitute their government. Though, the celebrations were outshined by the protests and agitations over the name of chief minister since december 8, 2022 when the results were declared. The political turmoil that continued for the past two days has come to an end with a consensus on the name of Sukhwinder Singh ‘Sukhu’, a four-time MLA and chairman of the Congress’ state election campaign committee as the new Chief Minister. Mukesh Agnihotri will be his deputy.
The party’s central observers announced the election of 58-year-old Sukhu as the Congress legislature party leader after the meeting of MLAs on Saturday evening here following days of intense lobbying by aspirants including Pratibha Singh, the state unit chief and wife of late party stalwart Virbhadra Singh.
Congress bagged 40 seats, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) got 25 seats, and others three. The Aam Aaadmi Party (AAP) failed to open its account.
The swearing-in ceremony will take place on Sunday and senior leaders including party chief Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi will attend.