Virbhadra resigns as Himachal CM

Virbhadra Singh

Shimla, Dec 19: A day after Himachal Pradesh verdict, Congress leader Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday tendered his resignation as Chief Minister.

The Governor has accepted the resignation and requested him to continue in office along with his Council of Ministers to discharge the functions till an alternative arrangement is made or the new government is formed, news agency IANS quoted citing a statement said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) attained a two-thirds majority with 44 seats in the 68-member assembly.

But BJP Chief Ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal and state party chief Satpal Satti witnessed humiliating defeats.

The ruling Congress managed to clinch 21 seats, with its Chief Ministerial candidate and incumbent Virbhadra Singh winning with a slender margin of 6,051 votes from Arki.

Chief Minister’s son Vikramaditya Singh also marked his maiden triumph from Shimla (Rural).


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