Himachal CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu Resigns Amid Political Turmoil

National Desk, 28th February: Amidst a political crisis in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu tendered his resignation on Wednesday. The move follows the rebellion of six MLAs against the party and the resignation of state Cabinet minister Vikramaditya Singh.

Following a crucial meeting of Congress MLAs today, the election of a new head of the Legislative Party is anticipated.

The resignation comes shortly after the ruling Congress suffered a humiliating defeat in the Rajya Sabha elections, despite holding a majority.

Jairam Thakur, a BJP leader and LoP, asserted that CM Sukhu’s resignation was necessary due to the loss of majority votes.

The defection of six MLAs to support the BJP candidate in the Rajya Sabha elections has exposed internal divisions within the Himachal Pradesh administration.

Vikramaditya Singh, son of former chief minister Virbhadra Singh and a PWD minister, cited the stifling of MLAs’ voices and lack of coordination among the council of ministers as reasons for his resignation.

Singh’s attendance at the Ayodhya Ram Mandir consecration event on January 22 marked a departure from the party line.

In response to the crisis, the Congress has dispatched senior leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Karnataka’s deputy chief minister, DK Shivakumar, to Himachal Pradesh.

Shivakumar, expressing confidence in the loyalty of Congress legislators, criticized the BJP’s alleged attempts to seize power at the expense of democracy and the public mandate.

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