Who is Sukhvinder Sukhu, the next chief minister of Himachal Pradesh | Himachal-Pradesh Election News

NEW DELHI: The Conference on selected Saturday Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, a four-time MLA from Himachal Pradesh and head of the party’s election commission, as the hill state’s next chief minister. He will likely take the CM oath on Sunday.
Sukhu beat other heavyweights like the state parliament speaker Pratibha Singh and the leader of the opposition in the outgoing parliament Mukesh Agnihotri. Sources say Sukhu has received the backing of at least 25 of the newly elected 40 MLAs of Congress.
Who is Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu?

  • He was chairman of the campaign committee in congressional polls that just ended. Sukhu58, won from Nadaun constituency, beat BJP’s Vijay Kumar by 3,300 votes.
  • So far, Sukhu has participated in five elections and won four. He ran for the first time in 2003 and won. He was re-elected in 2007 but lost in 2012. He was re-elected in 2017 and now in 2022.
  • He was president of the state Assembly from 2013 to 2019.
  • Sukhu began his career in student politics when he joined the National Student Union of India. He was elected president of its state unit in 1989.
  • During the period 1998-2008, Sukhvinder also served as president of the state Youth Congress.
  • He has a bachelor’s degree in law.
  • Sukhu was twice elected as a councilor of the Shimla City Corporation from 1992 to 2002.
  • He was appointed secretary of the Parliamentary Committee of Pradesh in 2008.

(With input from agencies)


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