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      No infighting within Himachal Congress, 'conflict' was for CM post: Sukhu

      Published on Dec 18, 2022 04:59 PM IST

      Asked about the expansion of his cabinet, Sukhu said it will happen soon and denied reports about some MLAs lobbying for ministerial berths.

      Newly sworn-in Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu (Pradeep Kumar )
      Newly sworn-in Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu (Pradeep Kumar )
      PTI |

      Celebrations at Himachal's Hamirpur, Sukhwinder Sukhu to take oath tomorrow

      Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu will take oath as the chief minister along with Mukesh Agnihotri, who has been appointed as his deputy, in the presence of top Congress leaders like Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi.

      In a video shared by news agency ANI, the villagers can be seen dancing and singing, with some musical instruments adding to the celebrations.
      In a video shared by news agency ANI, the villagers can be seen dancing and singing, with some musical instruments adding to the celebrations.
      Updated on Dec 10, 2022 11:25 PM IST

      'Accept it...': Pratibha Singh, others react after Sukhu named Himachal CM

      Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, the 58-year-old MLA from Nadaun in Hamirpur district, will take oath as chief minister Sunday at 11 am, the party said.

      Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Virbhadra Singh, CM designate Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu and Bhupinder Singh Hooda at Raj Bhawan, in Shimla on Saturday.(ANI )
      Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Virbhadra Singh, CM designate Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu and Bhupinder Singh Hooda at Raj Bhawan, in Shimla on Saturday.(ANI )
      Updated on Dec 10, 2022 10:48 PM IST
      By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

      Who is Mukesh Agnihotri - Himachal Pradesh deputy chief minister?

      Congress leader and four-time MLA Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu will be the new chief minister of Himachal Pradesh.

      Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Mukesh Agnihotri in Haroli. (ANI Photo)
      Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Mukesh Agnihotri in Haroli. (ANI Photo)
      Updated on Dec 10, 2022 08:06 PM IST

      Himachal's to be CM Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu is fighter who rose through the ranks

      With Congress bagging its first victory in the hill state without the charismatic presence of Virbhadra Singh, Sukhu's elevation makes it clear that the party is ready to move on.

      Congress leader Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu (ANI Photo)(ANI)
      Congress leader Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu (ANI Photo)(ANI)
      Updated on Dec 10, 2022 08:00 PM IST
      PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

      Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu's first reaction after being named Himachal Pradesh CM

      Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, Himachal Pradesh chief minister-elect, said the Congress government will bring change to the hill state.

      Congress leader Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu speaks to the media. (ANI )
      Congress leader Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu speaks to the media. (ANI )
      Updated on Dec 10, 2022 10:47 PM IST
      By, New Delhi

      Who is Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu - Himachal Pradesh's new CM? 5 things about him

      The new chief minister is likely to take oath on Sunday.

      Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu
      Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu
      Updated on Dec 10, 2022 07:49 PM IST
      By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

      Himachal CM race: Pratibha Singh's supporters protest as CLP meets | VIDEO

      Himachal Pradesh Election result: The Congress won 40 of the state's 68 seats to return to power; the ruling BJP won 25.

      Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Singh and her predecessor Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu after the Congress Legislature Party meeting in Shimla on Friday. (ANI Photo)
      Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Singh and her predecessor Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu after the Congress Legislature Party meeting in Shimla on Friday. (ANI Photo)
      Updated on Dec 10, 2022 06:35 PM IST

      Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu to be Himachal Pradesh CM, Mukesh Agnihotri his deputy

      Besides Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu's name, who headed the Congress campaign committee during the assembly election, Mandi MP and state party president Pratibha Singh and Leader of Opposition in the outgoing assembly Mukesh Agnihotri were the frontrunners for the chief minister post.

      Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu with other Congress leaders.(ANI)
      Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu with other Congress leaders.(ANI)
      Updated on Dec 10, 2022 07:19 PM IST
      By | Reported by Naresh K Thakur | Written by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi'

      Himachal elections results: Rebels dent BJP, Congress’s prospects in 12 seats

      The dissenters marred the prospects of the BJP in at least eight seats, while the Congress candidates were hit in four seats, according to an analysis of the election results.

      Congress supporters celebrate the party's victory in the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, in Shimla on Thursday. (ANI)
      Congress supporters celebrate the party's victory in the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, in Shimla on Thursday. (ANI)
      Updated on Dec 10, 2022 02:28 AM IST
      By, Shimla

      Did Old Pension Scheme win Himachal Pradesh for the Congress?

      Anecdotal accounts of the party’s campaign in Himachal Pradesh suggest that the Congress gained significantly because of its promise to restore Old Pension Scheme

      If only postal ballots are taken into account, Congress has a lead in 50 assembly constituencies (ACs) out of 68 in Himachal Pradesh. Even in Gujarat, the Congress lead increases to 27 from its current tally of just 17 in the current assembly. (PTI)
      If only postal ballots are taken into account, Congress has a lead in 50 assembly constituencies (ACs) out of 68 in Himachal Pradesh. Even in Gujarat, the Congress lead increases to 27 from its current tally of just 17 in the current assembly. (PTI)
      Updated on Dec 10, 2022 04:34 AM IST

      Who will be Himachal Pradesh CM? Congress high command will select, MLAs decide

      Rajeev Shukla announced that all 40 MLAs of the party have unanimously passed the proposal to leave the decision to select the chief minister of the state on the party's high command in New Delhi.

      Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Singh, party state in-charge Rajeev Shukla and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel attend the Congress Legislature Party meeting in Shimla on Friday. (ANI Photo)
      Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Singh, party state in-charge Rajeev Shukla and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel attend the Congress Legislature Party meeting in Shimla on Friday. (ANI Photo)
      Updated on Dec 09, 2022 11:11 PM IST

      Among 68 newly-elected legislators in Himachal assembly, 23 are first-timers

      The new faces included Lokender Singh (Anni), Dr Janak Raj (Bharmour), Triolok Jamwal (Bilaspur), D S Thakur (Dalhousie), Puran Chand (Darang), Deep Raj (Karsog), Dilip Singh (Sarkaghat), Ranvir Singh Nikka (Nurpur), all from the BJP.

      Congress MLA from Shimla (Rural) Vikramaditya Singh being welcomed by the party supporters during his visit to Himachal Pradesh party chief Pratibha Singh's residence after the party wins the State Assembly Elections, in Shimla on Friday. (ANI Photo)(Pradeep Kumar?)
      Congress MLA from Shimla (Rural) Vikramaditya Singh being welcomed by the party supporters during his visit to Himachal Pradesh party chief Pratibha Singh's residence after the party wins the State Assembly Elections, in Shimla on Friday. (ANI Photo)(Pradeep Kumar?)
      Updated on Dec 09, 2022 07:49 PM IST
      PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

      Himachal CM frontrunner on ‘Congress mukt Bharat’ jibe, party's revival

      After wresting power from the BJP in Himachal Pradesh, Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu emerged as one of the Congress frontrunners for the post of chief minister of the hill state.

      The Congress on Thursday won 40 seats in the 68-member assembly in Himachal Pradesh.
      The Congress on Thursday won 40 seats in the 68-member assembly in Himachal Pradesh.
      Updated on Dec 09, 2022 03:57 PM IST
      By, New Delhi

      Congress wrests hill state with focus on grassroots concerns

      This time, the Congress fought the election without its tallest leader in the state and ran a campaign steered by his wife, Mandi MP Pratibha Singh

      Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Congress President Pratibha Singh after the party's victory in state elections in Shimla (PTI)
      Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Congress President Pratibha Singh after the party's victory in state elections in Shimla (PTI)
      Published on Dec 09, 2022 03:08 PM IST
      ByChetan Chauhan and Naresh K ThakurChetan Chauhan and Naresh K Thakur

      Cong's Himachal drama: Pratibha Singh's supporters' show of strength in CM race

      Himachal Pradesh Assembly election: The Congress returned to power in the hill state by capturing 40 of the 68 seats, with the outgoing Bharatiya Janata Party getting only 25.

      Supporters of Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Singh stop Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel's car in show of strength to demand she be named the new CM. (Credit: ANI/Screengrab)
      Supporters of Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Singh stop Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel's car in show of strength to demand she be named the new CM. (Credit: ANI/Screengrab)
      Updated on Dec 09, 2022 05:40 PM IST

      Congress’s dwindling fortunes, in 4 maps

      In winning Himachal Pradesh back, the Congress has merely repeated a pattern that has held since 1990

      In the 1996 polls, its vote share went below 30% for the first time and has never gone above since. (ANI image)
      In the 1996 polls, its vote share went below 30% for the first time and has never gone above since. (ANI image)
      Updated on Dec 09, 2022 02:27 PM IST

      'Can't neglect him...': Late CM's wife as Cong preps to select new Himachal CM

      Himachal Pradesh Election Results: The Congress won 40 of the state's 68 seats, with the BJP limited to 25 and three won by independent candidates.

      Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Singh. (ANI Photo)(Pradeep Kumar )
      Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Singh. (ANI Photo)(Pradeep Kumar )
      Updated on Dec 09, 2022 12:33 PM IST

      Himachal Pradesh election result: Battles that went down to the last vote

      While Congress's final tally sat comfortably at 40, five more than the majority mark in the 68-member state assembly, the overall difference in vote share with rival BJP was less than 1 per cent.

      Congress supporters celebrate the victory in the Himachal Pradesh elections in Kullu. (ANI)
      Congress supporters celebrate the victory in the Himachal Pradesh elections in Kullu. (ANI)
      Published on Dec 09, 2022 08:49 AM IST

      Pratibha Singh, Sukhu and Mukesh Agnihotri among favourites for Himachal CM post

      Deciding on a chief ministerial face that can unite the party in the state is an immediate challenge for the Congress. Pradesh Congress Committee chief Singh, 66, wife of former chief minister, late Virbhadra Singh, was seen by many in the state unit as a natural claimant for the top post.

      Himachal Pradesh Congress president Pratibha Singh during a press conference, in Shimla (PTI)
      Himachal Pradesh Congress president Pratibha Singh during a press conference, in Shimla (PTI)
      Updated on Dec 11, 2022 07:14 AM IST
      By, Shimla

      Seat share vs vote share: Congress’s victory maths in Himachal

      While the Congress’s seat share to vote share ratio has increased significantly from 0.74 to 1.34 between 2017 and 2022, the BJP’s has fallen sharply from 1.33 to 0.85.

      Congress supporters celebrate the party’s victory in Kullu.region of Himachal Pradesh (HT PHoto/Aqil Khan)(HT_PRINT)
      Congress supporters celebrate the party’s victory in Kullu.region of Himachal Pradesh (HT PHoto/Aqil Khan)(HT_PRINT)
      Updated on Dec 09, 2022 04:07 PM IST

      Assembly election: What swung the vote in Himachal Pradesh

      The victory is important for the Congress for the simple reason that it gives the party a third state to govern.

      Congress supporters celebrate the victory in the Himachal Pradesh elections in Kullu. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
      Congress supporters celebrate the victory in the Himachal Pradesh elections in Kullu. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
      Updated on Dec 09, 2022 06:01 AM IST

      Jairam Ramesh's 'Prachar Mantri' swipe at PM Modi as BJP loses Himachal poll

      Jairam Ramesh said that Congress managed to win the elections even after the PM's high voltage campaign in the home state of the BJP national president JP Nadda.

      Congress leader Jairam Ramesh. (PTI Photo)
      Congress leader Jairam Ramesh. (PTI Photo)
      Published on Dec 08, 2022 10:44 PM IST
      ANI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

      After Rahul's near absence from Gujarat polls, Congress hits rock bottom

      While Congress circles remained abuzz on Thursday with comparisons between the siblings, several leaders did acknowledge that the party could have done better had Rahul Gandhi paid attention to Gujarat, like he did the last time around.

      It may be worth noting that Rahul Gandhi did not visit Himachal at all during elections, leaving the entire campaign to his sister.(PTI)
      It may be worth noting that Rahul Gandhi did not visit Himachal at all during elections, leaving the entire campaign to his sister.(PTI)
      Published on Dec 08, 2022 10:18 PM IST
      PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

      Himachal poll: With only two wins, 'Royals' losing their charm in hills

      Virbhadra Singh had dominated the state politics for over four decades and had been its chief minister several times. His wife Pratibha Singh, also hailing from the Keonthal royal family, is currently the state Congress chief and is among one of the frontrunners for the chief minister's post.

      Another erstwhile royal Maheshwar Singh, who is Hiteshwar's father, was also in the fray this election but had withdrawn in favour of the BJP. (HT PHoto/Aqil Khan)
      Another erstwhile royal Maheshwar Singh, who is Hiteshwar's father, was also in the fray this election but had withdrawn in favour of the BJP. (HT PHoto/Aqil Khan)
      Published on Dec 08, 2022 09:39 PM IST
      PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

      Himachal Pradesh: Cong to hold meeting of newly-elected MLAs on Friday in Shimla

      Earlier, the party had called all its MLAs to Chandigarh but changed its plans later after the party got a clear majority in the assembly elections on Thursday.

      Congress leaders credited party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's campaign in the hill state for the good showing of the party in the assembly elections.(PTI)
      Congress leaders credited party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's campaign in the hill state for the good showing of the party in the assembly elections.(PTI)
      Updated on Dec 08, 2022 11:58 PM IST
      PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

      Himachal Pradesh: 8 ministers in Jai Ram Thakur's cabinet lost election

      The defeated leaders included Suresh Bhardwaj and Rakesh Pathania whose constituencies were changed from Shimla Urban and Nurpur to Kasumpti and Fatehpur respectively on the eve of the assembly polls and the outsider tag haunted them.

      The outgoing BJP government had 12 cabinet ministers, including Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.(HT Photo)
      The outgoing BJP government had 12 cabinet ministers, including Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.(HT Photo)
      Updated on Dec 08, 2022 09:38 PM IST
      PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao
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