Updated: Sun, 11 Dec 2022 11:40 AM IST
Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu who won from the Nadaun constituency in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly election 2022 will take oath as Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister at 1:30 pm in Shimla on Sunday.
Sukhu has previously served as the state chief of Congress and is a prominent leader of Himachal Pradesh. Mukesh Agnihotri, who’s the leader of the Opposition in the outgoing Assembly has been appointed as Deputy Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh.
The swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected government in Himachal will be attended by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, party leader Rahul Gandhi and AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi.
Before taking the oath, Sukhvinder Sukhu met state party chief Pratibha Singh at her residence in Shimla and said, “She is the party’s state chief and we all work under her. I am here to extend an invite to her for the oath-taking ceremony.”
Congress came to power in Himachal Pradesh after winning 40 0ut of 68- member Assembly seats.
As Sukhvinder Singh is likely to take oath as Himachal CM, his wife expressed gratitude towards the people of Himachal Pradesh.
"I am thankful to the people of the state. We will continue to support him so that he fulfils all the promises he has made", ANI quoted Sukhvinder’s wife, Kamlesh Thakur as saying.
Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu is a Congress candidate from Himachal Pradesh who is contesting from the Nadaun assembly constituency. Sukhu remained the president of Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee from 2013 to 2019. Nadaun is one of the 68 assembly constituencies of Himachal Pradesh and part of Hamirpur Lok Sabha constituency.
The counting of votes for Himachal Pradesh Assembly election began on 8 December at 8 am. The counting began at 68 counting halls in 59 locations across the state.
Candidtes In Fray
Sukhvinder was in fray with BJP’s Vijay Agnihotri whom he defeated in the 2017 assembly elections. Shanky Thukral was Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate from Nadaun constituency.
All You Need To Know About Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu
Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu won the elections from Nadaun constituency in the year 2003 and 2004. Vijay Agnihotri of the BJP defeated Sukhu in the 2012 assembly elections.
In the 2017 Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election, Congress Candidate Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu conquered the Nadaun seat after securing 30980 votes. He defeated BJP candidate Vijay Agnihotri by margin of 2349 votes.
The voter turnout was recorded at 48.4 per cent in 2017, according to Election Commission of India. In 2017, Nadaun constituency had 86279 voters, including 43188 males and 43091 females.
Nadaun comes in Hamirpur district which is a home town of Union Minister Anurag Thakur.
Himachal Pradesh went for single phase voting on November 12 and recorded a voter turnout of 75.6 per cent in the Assembly election. The counting of votes took place on December 8 along with Gujarat.
This year there were 412 candidates who were in the fray for Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election. Of the total of these candidates, 338 candidates were male while on other hand there were 24 women candidates in the fray.