Himachal, 18 Nov: Muting all speculations, the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday maintained that his son Vikramaditya Singh, the Youth Congress president in Himachal Pradesh, would jump in the electoral fray to contest the upcoming Assembly elections.
In Dharamshala, the CM confirmed the news that his son Vikramaditya Sing will be contesting from one of the constituencies in Shimla district.”
Vikramaditya Singh, 27, also declared that he was ready to contest the Assembly polls.
Till now, the CM had been saying that his son would decide on contesting elections as he still had some lessons left in politics. The YC chief has been travelling extensively with the CM for the past few months and also sharing the dais with his father, besides making frequent visits to the chief minister’s office.
Meanwhile, there are speculations that Vikramaditya Singh might contest from Theog, a constituency currently represented by IPH Minister Vidya Stokes, 89. The number two in the Cabinet, Stokes though is firmly entrenched in the area and seems in no mood to give up.
But according to the sources, Stokes may pass on the mantle to Vikramaditya Singh even as there are a few aspirants like Kehar Singh Khachi, Shimla (Rural) president and a youth leader.
Virbhadra Singh, who had shifted from his earlier constituency of Rohru had won from Shimla (Rural). Some Congress leaders, too, also do not rule out Vikramaditya Singh moving to Chopal in case Stokes refuses to step aside.