After winning the Himachal Pradesh elections, the Congress government has formally started. Five-time MLA and senior state leader Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has taken oath as Chief Minister and Mukesh Agnihotri, supported by Pratibha Singh, as Deputy CM.
Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar administered the oath of chief ministership to Sukhu at the Ridge Maidan in Shimla on Sunday, 11 December.
Many big leaders participated in the swearing-in of Sukhu. Apart from Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, AICC General Secretary Randiv Surjewala attended the swearing-in.
In Himachal Pradesh, there was a lot of uproar regarding the announcement of the name of the Chief Minister. State President Pratibha Singh kept saying that the contribution of Virbhadra Singh cannot be ignored, but Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel announced that the high command has chosen Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu as the leader of the Congress Legislature Party i.e. the new Chief Minister of Himachal And Mukesh Agnihotri will be the Deputy Chief Minister.
How has been the journey of Sukhu – from college politics to CM of Himachal Pradesh
Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, who started electoral politics as a corporator from Municipal Corporation Shimla, has gone ahead in the race for the post of Chief Minister of Congress. Congress MLA from Nadaun Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu has done his post graduation and LLB from Himachal Pradesh University Shimla.
Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu was born on 26 March 1964 in the house of father’s name Rasil Singh. His wife’s name is Kamlesh Thakur and they have two daughters.
Started political career from NSUI and was elected CR of first class in Sanjoli College and General Secretary of SCA. After that he was elected President of SCA in Government College Sanjauli.
Became the state president of NSUI from 1988 to 1995. In 1995, he became the State General Secretary of Youth Congress. From 1998 to 2008, he was the State President of the Youth Congress and during this he also contested the assembly elections twice, however, before that, he became the elected councilor of Shimla Municipal Corporation twice. Became MLA from Nadaun assembly constituency in 2003, 2007 and 2017.