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Himachal Cong leaders begin tenting in Delhi for high submit after ballot survey



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Nov 23, 2022 04:34 ist

By Siddharth Sharma
New Delhi [India]November 23 (ANI): With a fortnight left for the announcement of the outcomes of Himachal Pradesh elections held final month, Congress heavyweights within the state are going for the fences to safe the chief ministerial submit.
Congress sources mentioned inside surveys point out that the celebration is prone to get a majority in Himachal polls resulting in growing the variety of contenders for the chief minister’s submit.
A senior chief informed ANI that they’re assured that Congress is successful 42 to 46 seats in Himachal and a few unbiased MLAs who’re anticipated to undergo within the battle are additionally in contact.
The scenario is that the senior leaders of Himachal have already began making their presence in Delhi. Former state president and head of the marketing campaign committee Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu is visiting senior leaders in Delhi, whereas Pratibha Singh, the celebration MP from Mandi and spouse of former CM Virbhadra Singh and her son Vikramaditya are additionally proposing to go to the nationwide capital.
After turning into the Himachal Pradesh CM in 1983, Virbhadra Singh had been dominating the state Congress. At any time when the celebration fashioned the federal government, he turned the CM of Himachal.
That is the primary election since 1983 that the celebration fought with out Virbhadra Singh as a consequence of his demise.
Nevertheless, it was Virbhadra Singh’s dominance that his spouse Pratibha Singh jumped into the election turning into president earlier than the election. Celebration fielded his MLA son Vikramaditya for the second time as effectively. However his negligible administrative expertise of him is available in the way in which of the CM’s chair to the Royal household, mentioned sources.
One other massive chief from the Thakur group, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, the previous Himachal Congress president can be within the race for the chief ministerial submit. Sukhvinder who additionally had been the state NSUI and Youth Congress chief by no means had good phrases with Virbhadra Singh.
Moreover, six-time MLA from Dalhousie Asha Kumari comes from the Royal household of the Thakur caste. Asha Kumari is the sister of TS Singh Deo, who’s the minister within the Chhattisgarh authorities. Notably, it’s mentioned that the celebration excessive command had promised to make TS Singh Deo for 2 and a half years, which was not fulfilled and Bhupesh Baghel continued as Chhattisgarh CM.
Sources within the celebration mentioned if Asha Kumari, who was a cupboard minister earlier, reaches the meeting for the seventh time period then the household would possibly declare the chief ministerial submit for her. lengthy political combat between Asha Kumari and Virbhadra Singh as effectively. It was mentioned that Asha Kumari was additionally not on good phrases with Virbhadra Singh.
Now, retaining the household of Late Virbhadra Singh away from the Chief Minister’s chair and handing over the baton to his opponent Thakur chief will show to be an issue for the excessive command and the remainder of the veterans would possibly oppose the Thakur chief of a low stature Royal household, mentioned sources.
In such a scenario, there are two influential Brahmin leaders Mukesh Agnihotri and Sudhir Sharma near Virbhadra Singh’s household could possibly be different selections for the celebration.
Nevertheless, in Himachal politics, it’s powerful for the Congress excessive command to present choice to Brahmins compared to Thakurs. In spite of everything, for years, whether or not it’s Congress or BJP, they’ve been betting on Thakurs with extra inhabitants for the CM’s chair, be it Virbhadra Singh, Prem Kumar Dhumal or Jairam Thakur.
On Tuesday, senior Congress chief Rajiv Shukla held a gathering with all of the candidates of Congress within the Himachal Meeting polls and mentioned the preparations for the counting day.
Pertinent to say, Congress expressed comparable hopes after the Uttarakhand polls just a few months again and preparations had been made to make Harish Rawat the CM however the outcomes had been in any other case and BJP fashioned the federal government. This time, Congress has requested its leaders to not hover round Delhi until the outcomes of the Himachal Pradesh polls are introduced.
Restlessness might be witnessed among the many leaders of celebration’s Himachal unit and particular person efforts are being made to shine their luck. For this, the method of getting winnable MLAs of their fold has additionally began beneath the bottom.
Polling for 68 legislative meeting seats in Himachal Pradesh was held on November 12, and the state recorded a 75.6 per cent voter turnout and thus breaking the 2017 file.
The outcomes are scheduled to be declared on December 8. (ANI)

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