Business Standard

Virbhadra swears in as Himachal CM today

Press Trust Of India  |  New Delhi/ Shimla 

Veteran leader Virbhadra Singh, the architect of Congress’ victory in Himachal Pradesh, will be sworn in as the hill state’s Chief Minister for the sixth time in a function at the historic Ridge Ground in Shimla tomorrow.

Seventy eight-year-old Singh, who has been invited by Governor to form the government, would take oath alone and would finalise his council of ministers later this week after consultation with President Sonia Gandhi, sources said.

Singh met Gandhi in Delhi on Monday to discuss the formation of the new government, they said. He was formally elected as the leader of the Legislature Party in Shimla on Saturday.

has 36 MLAs in the 68-member Assembly and one independent MLA has extended unconditional support to the party.

Singh was Chief Minister between 1983 and 1985; 1985 and 1990; 1993 and 1998 and 2003 and 2007.

In his five-decade-long political innings, he has been a seven-time MLA, a five-time MP and a five-time Chief Minister. He has also been a four-time President of the Himachal chapter of and also represents the Mandi seat in the present Lok Sabha.

Singh had a long meeting with AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi, who was deputed as observer by the party high command for Legislature Party (CLP) meet, on Saturday evening in Shimla and discussed several key issues relating to government formation.

Singh, after the election as CLP leader, had told reporters that his ministry would be a three-tier one and “fully representative”. “All sections and regions, young and old would be included in the ministry,” he had said.

Asked about the next speaker of the state assembly, Singh had said he had three persons in mind but would not divulge the names at this stage.

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

Virbhadra swears in as Himachal CM today

Veteran Congress leader Virbhadra Singh, the architect of Congress’ victory in Himachal Pradesh, will be sworn in as the hill state’s Chief Minister for the sixth time in a function at the historic Ridge Ground in Shimla tomorrow.

Veteran leader Virbhadra Singh, the architect of Congress’ victory in Himachal Pradesh, will be sworn in as the hill state’s Chief Minister for the sixth time in a function at the historic Ridge Ground in Shimla tomorrow.

Seventy eight-year-old Singh, who has been invited by Governor to form the government, would take oath alone and would finalise his council of ministers later this week after consultation with President Sonia Gandhi, sources said.

Singh met Gandhi in Delhi on Monday to discuss the formation of the new government, they said. He was formally elected as the leader of the Legislature Party in Shimla on Saturday.

has 36 MLAs in the 68-member Assembly and one independent MLA has extended unconditional support to the party.

Singh was Chief Minister between 1983 and 1985; 1985 and 1990; 1993 and 1998 and 2003 and 2007.

In his five-decade-long political innings, he has been a seven-time MLA, a five-time MP and a five-time Chief Minister. He has also been a four-time President of the Himachal chapter of and also represents the Mandi seat in the present Lok Sabha.

Singh had a long meeting with AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi, who was deputed as observer by the party high command for Legislature Party (CLP) meet, on Saturday evening in Shimla and discussed several key issues relating to government formation.

Singh, after the election as CLP leader, had told reporters that his ministry would be a three-tier one and “fully representative”. “All sections and regions, young and old would be included in the ministry,” he had said.

Asked about the next speaker of the state assembly, Singh had said he had three persons in mind but would not divulge the names at this stage.

image
Business Standard
177 22

Virbhadra swears in as Himachal CM today

Veteran leader Virbhadra Singh, the architect of Congress’ victory in Himachal Pradesh, will be sworn in as the hill state’s Chief Minister for the sixth time in a function at the historic Ridge Ground in Shimla tomorrow.

Seventy eight-year-old Singh, who has been invited by Governor to form the government, would take oath alone and would finalise his council of ministers later this week after consultation with President Sonia Gandhi, sources said.

Singh met Gandhi in Delhi on Monday to discuss the formation of the new government, they said. He was formally elected as the leader of the Legislature Party in Shimla on Saturday.

has 36 MLAs in the 68-member Assembly and one independent MLA has extended unconditional support to the party.

Singh was Chief Minister between 1983 and 1985; 1985 and 1990; 1993 and 1998 and 2003 and 2007.

In his five-decade-long political innings, he has been a seven-time MLA, a five-time MP and a five-time Chief Minister. He has also been a four-time President of the Himachal chapter of and also represents the Mandi seat in the present Lok Sabha.

Singh had a long meeting with AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi, who was deputed as observer by the party high command for Legislature Party (CLP) meet, on Saturday evening in Shimla and discussed several key issues relating to government formation.

Singh, after the election as CLP leader, had told reporters that his ministry would be a three-tier one and “fully representative”. “All sections and regions, young and old would be included in the ministry,” he had said.

Asked about the next speaker of the state assembly, Singh had said he had three persons in mind but would not divulge the names at this stage.

image
Business Standard
177 22

Upgrade To Premium Services

Welcome User

Business Standard is happy to inform you of the launch of "Business Standard Premium Services"

As a premium subscriber you get an across device unfettered access to a range of services which include:

  • Access Exclusive content - articles, features & opinion pieces
  • Weekly Industry/Genre specific newsletters - Choose multiple industries/genres
  • Access to 17 plus years of content archives
  • Set Stock price alerts for your portfolio and watch list and get them delivered to your e-mail box
  • End of day news alerts on 5 companies (via email)
  • NEW: Get seamless access to WSJ.com at a great price. No additional sign-up required.
 

Premium Services

In Partnership with

 

Dear Guest,

 

Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS.
Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme.

Enjoy Reading!
Team Business Standard