Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu who took oath on Sunday assumed the charge of the office at the state civil secretariat in Shimla on Monday.
After taking charge Himachal Pradesh Sukhu said, Cabinet formation will be done as per high command guidelines.
“Today I am taking charge as the CM of the state. All MLAs, Deputy CM and senior members of the party will work for the welfare of the state,” CM Sukhu said.
After BJP’s Prem Kumar Dhumal Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu is the second chief minister from the Hamirpur district.
Earlier on 8 December, Congress won 40 seats in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls.
“Cabinet formation will also be done soon as per the guidelines of the Congress high command,” CM Sukhu said.
Meanwhile, on Sunday Sukhu took oath as the 15th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh at Raj Bhavan, Shimla at 1:30 pm. Sukhu is a four-time MLA and former chief of Congress in the state and is a loyalist of the Gandhi family.
Moreover, Sukhu long years in the organization has a vast network in the hill state, and is an affable and approachable leader. From 2013 to 2019 Sukhu was the party’s state unit president and not in the liking of the party’s tallest leader Virbhadra Singh, a six-time Chief Minister.
However, Sukhu has always promoted and groomed younger Congress leaders in Himachal Pradesh. Sukh is the first Congress leader from “lower Himachal” and has come to the top post.
Furthermore, belonging to a middle-class family Sukhu has come a long way in politics. In politics from his student days, Sukhu was active and also fought the election as an NSUI candidate. After this Sukhu also won elections for Shimla Municipal Corporation and in 2003 Sukhu won the assembly election from Nadaun.