Shimla, Dec 10

Putting end to all infighting speculations, the Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Singh has stated that they accept the decision by the High command. Talking to media persons Singh, acknowledged the verdict of the Congress legislature to have Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu as the Chief Minister of the State.

Earlierin the evening today, after a CLP meeting the name of Sukhu was formally announced as CM. Also Mukesh Agnihotri has shortlisted to be Deputy Chief Minister. However other cabinet members are yet to be disclosed by the party.

On Friday, the newly elected Congress legislative party had asked party high command to elect Congress legislative party leader or Chief minister candidate. All legislators had passed a resolution unanimously empowering AICC high command to elect new CLP leader or Chief minister on their behalf.
This meeting was attended by Congress central observers Chhatisgarh Chief minister Bhupesh Bhagel, Haryana former CM Bhupinder Hooda, himself, co-incharge Gurukirat Singh Kotli, Sanjay Dutt, Tajinder Pal Bitu, party state president Pratibha Singh, party campaign committee in-charge Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu and leader of Opposition in last Vidhan Sabha Mukesh Agnihotri.
Thereafter today, after number of meetings and deliberations with high command and elected legislature, it was decided that another CLP meeting at the Vidhan Sabha be convened, and then the announcement be done. There are reports that around 23-24 elected MLAs also supported the name of Sukhu as Chief Minister.


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