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Himachal Pradesh Political Crisis: CM Sukhu Refutes Reports Claiming He Offered To Resign

The development comes in the wake of the Speaker of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly suspending 15 BJP MLAs, including Leader of Opposition Jairam, for engaging in slogan-shouting and misconduct within his chamber, just ahead of the crucial trust vote.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Feb 28, 2024 15:18 IST
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Himachal Pradesh Crisis: CM Sukhu Offers His Resignation, Claims Reports
Himachal Pradesh Crisis: CM Sukhu Offers His Resignation, Claims Reports

In the midst of a political crisis, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has tendered his resignation as a rebellion by six Congress MLAs rocks the party, as per reports. However, reacting over the reports, Himachal Pradesh CM stated that he has not offered his resignation and also said that the congress government in the state will complete the whole term.

The move follows the ruling Congress’s staggering defeat in the Rajya Sabha elections, despite holding a majority in the state.

Defeat in Rajya Sabha Elections

The ruling Congress faced a setback in the Rajya Sabha elections, revealing internal dissent as six MLAs crossed party lines to support the BJP candidate. The defeat highlighted a deepening divide within the Himachal Pradesh government.

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PWD Minister Vikramaditya Singh Resigns

Adding to the turmoil, the state’s Public Works Department (PWD) Minister and former CM Virbhadra Singh’s son, Vikramaditya Singh, submitted his resignation from the state cabinet. Singh expressed concerns about the stifling of MLAs’ voices and promptly informed the party high command about the prevailing situation.

BJP Claims CM Sukhu’s Resignation

BJP leader and Leader of Opposition, Jairam Thakur, asserted that Chief Minister Sukhu has submitted his resignation, further fueling the political uncertainty. However, an official announcement from CM Sukhu is still awaited.

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Internal Strife Revealed

The Rajya Sabha elections not only brought a humiliating defeat for the Congress but also laid bare the internal strife within the Himachal Pradesh government. The rebellion and resignations have exposed fractures within the ruling party, leading to a significant political upheaval.

First published on: Feb 28, 2024 01:00 PM IST

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