360° Coverage : Himachal Congress to elect chief minister Saturday

1 Updates
Himachal Congress to elect chief minister Saturday
Photo Credit: NARINDER NANU, Getty Images

Himachal Congress to elect chief minister Saturday

Dec 21 2012, 12:48pm CST | by

Shimla/New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Congress Legislative Party (CLP) will meet Saturday to elect Himachal Pradesh's next chief minister in the presence of three central observers, party sources said Friday.

Shimla/New Delhi, Dec 21 — The Congress Legislative Party (CLP) will meet Saturday to elect Himachal Pradesh's next chief minister in the presence of three central observers, party sources said...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Himachal Congress to elect chief minister Saturday

Dec 21 2012, 12:48pm CST | by

Shimla/New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Congress Legislative Party (CLP) will meet Saturday to elect Himachal Pradesh's next chief minister in the presence of three central observers, party sources said Friday.

Shimla/New Delhi, Dec 21 — The Congress Legislative Party (CLP) will meet Saturday to elect Himachal Pradesh's next chief minister in the presence of three central observers, party sources said Friday.

"The CLP will meet on Saturday," party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi told reporters in Delhi.

The meeting would be held at party headquarters in Shimla in the evening which all 36 newly-elected legislators would attend, Congress general secretary Sudhir Sharma said.

Besides Dwivedi, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and AICC general secretary in charge of Himachal Pradesh Birender Singh, will attend the meeting.

Though five-time chief minister Virbhadra Singh was the face of the Congress in Himachal Pradesh, the party did not project him as its chief ministerial candidate.

Speculations in political circles are rife over the next chief minister after the Congress scored a clear victory in the hill state, snatching power from the BJP.

"Some senior legislators have reached Delhi and are against Virbhadra Singh's elevation as the next chief minister," a party leader said.

"I don't know who is lobbying for whom. At least I am not lobbying," Virbhadra Singh told IANS.

"I always came (as chief minister) through elections. This time too the leader will be elected by the elected members," he said.

Sources in the party said more than 20 legislators have reposed faith in the leadership of Virbhadra Singh.

Earlier, Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhury said: "Every MLA is entitled to become the chief minister. Virbhadra led the party to victory. The CLP in consultation with the party high command will decide on the chief minister."

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Venezuela swaps guns for education
Caracas, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan government has initiated a voluntary arms exchange programme under which its citizens can surrender their firearms in return for work tools or a scholarship.
 
 
Afghanistan, NATO sign agreement
Kabul, Sep 30 (IANS) The Afghanistan government and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Tuesday signed the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) here.
 
 
Afghanistan, US sign Bilateral Security Agreement
Kabul, Sep 30 (IANS) Afghanistan and the US Tuesday signed the long-awaited Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) to allow a limited number of troops to remain in Afghanistan after the drawdown later this year of the NATO-led troops in the country.
 
 
Spain's Constitutional Court freezes Catalonian referendum plans
Madrid, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Constitutional Court has suspended the referendum on Catalonian independence set for Nov 9 while justices study arguments from the Spanish government, which strongly opposes the poll, and the Catalan regional authority, which is just as strongly determined to make it happen.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Venezuela swaps guns for education
Caracas, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan government has initiated a voluntary arms exchange programme under which its citizens can surrender their firearms in return for work tools or a scholarship. The plan, which...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Amanda Bynes arrested for DUI
Los Angeles, Sep 30 (IANS) Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) here, but was released on bail later. The 28-year-old star, who came out of a rehabilitation clinic late last year,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Asian Games: Indian men face Pakistan in hockey final
Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) Two-time champions India will be facing arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan in the mouthwatering title-clash of the Asian Games men's hockey final slated for Thursday. While India edged...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Afghanistan, NATO sign agreement
Kabul, Sep 30 (IANS) The Afghanistan government and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Tuesday signed the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) here. Afghan Presidential Advisor on National Security Mohammad...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Afghanistan, US sign Bilateral Security Agreement
Kabul, Sep 30 (IANS) Afghanistan and the US Tuesday signed the long-awaited Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) to allow a limited number of troops to remain in Afghanistan after the drawdown later this year of the NATO...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Spain's Constitutional Court freezes Catalonian referendum plans
Madrid, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Constitutional Court has suspended the referendum on Catalonian independence set for Nov 9 while justices study arguments from the Spanish government, which strongly opposes the poll,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Asiad: Indian women's handball team ends 8th
Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) The Indian women's handball team ended eighth at the Asian Games after losing their 7th-8th position playoff against Thailand 30-31 in a thrilling penalty shoot-out at the Seonhak Handball...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Gowda wins Asiad discus throw silver
Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) Vikas Gowda won India's ninth medal from athletics at the 17th Asian Games claiming the silver in men's discus throw final at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium here Tuesday. Gowda, who won the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Asiad kabaddi: Indian men beat Pakistan to enter semis
Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) The Indian men's kabaddi team brushed aside arch-rivals Pakistan 23-11 to top Group A and entered the semi-finals of the event at the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday. The Rakesh Kumar-led Indian...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Asian Games: Indian women win bronze in sailing
Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) The Indian pair of Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan finished second in the 12th and the final race to claim the bronze medal in the 29er - women's two person dinghy - at the 17th Asian...
Read more on Sport Balla