Not Pratibha Singh but these 3 Congress leaders in Himachal CM race

10 December, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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According to reports on Friday, former state party chairman Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, CPL leader Mukesh Agnihotri, and party leader Rajinder Rana are all considered contenders.

After winning the Assembly elections, the Congress high command is poised to choose the new chief minister of Himachal Pradesh. According to reports on Friday, former state party chairman Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, CPL leader Mukesh Agnihotri, and party leader Rajinder Rana are all considered contenders.

Although Pratibha Singh, widow of former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, was supported by the supporters of the Congress State chief with slogans, the top command of the party does not appear to be considering her for the position.

Pratibha Singh’s supporters gathered in force outside the Congress office in Shimla and asked that she be named the state’s Chief Minister.

According to sources close to the Congress high command, only three leaders, Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, Mukesh Agnihotri, and Rajinder Rana, are vying for the position of chief minister.

“Only MLAs will be eligible to become the Chief Minister. The high command believes that if Pratibha Singh is appointed chief minister, there would need to be two by-elections. one from the Legislative Assembly and one from the Lok Sabha ” sources stated.

As per sources, Vikramaditya Singh, Pratibha Singh’s son, may be given a greater role in the cabinet to manage her.

Further it stated “In such a case, when Congress lost 9 out of 10 seats in Mandi, calling the by-elections right away would not be proper. It is possible to ruin the environment that has been established someplace after winning an election. To manage Pratibha, her son Vikramaditya Singh may be given a bigger post in the cabinet.”

Sources close to the high command also discredited Pratibha Singh’s assertion that 25 MLAs supported her, however, Sukhu is surrounded by more MLAs personally.

Earlier on Friday, freshly elected Congress MLAs in Himachal Pradesh passed a resolution directing the party’s high leadership to choose the state’s next chief executive, with Delhi having ultimate approval.