Two days later, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu was named as the new chief minister of Himachal Pradesh after the Congress won 40 of the 68 seats in the state’s legislative assembly. Mukesh Agnihotri will serve as the deputy chief minister, the party added. In the outgoing Assembly, he serves as the opposition’s leader.
The party called a meeting of the CLP on Saturday, and Mr. Sukhu was chosen as its head and subsequent Chief Minister. After that, the party leaders travelled to see Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar to lay their claim to forming the State’s government. The ceremony for swearing-in is scheduled for December 11.
According to Mr. Sukhu, the government’s first objective would be to keep all of its commitments to the State’s citizens.
This news is written by Ms. Pujari Dharani, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum