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Congress high command to take the final call on CM face : Pratibha Singh

Himachal Pradesh Congress Chief Pratibha Singh said that soon the party will be holding a meeting in Chandigarh with all the winning MLAs and party leaders to decide the CM face.

Bhawani Negi | Shimla |

Himachal Pradesh Congress Chief Pratibha Singh said that the party will choose a chief minister by uniform consensus for which the final call will be taken by the high command.

While addressing media persons after the comfortable victory on Thursday evening, she said that soon the party will be holding a meeting in Chandigarh with all the winning MLAs and party leaders to decide the CM face.

However, she did not rule out her candidature for the CM post.

She was accompanied by her second time winner MLA son Vikramaditya Singh and Shimla urban seat winner Harish Janartha.

In a reply to a question about the decision to hold the meeting outside the state, she said that the party does not fear poaching as the party has won with a good majority.

Chandigarh is a central point which is accessible for all MLAs who come from various parts of the state.

Hailing the people’s mandate, she stated that the people of the state have continued to keep up the emotional connect with the party as it had been in the times of the former six-time Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh who had passed away in 2021.

“It is an emotional moment. People have supported the party as they did for the late Virbhadra Singh. They still have not forgotten the development brought about in the state during his previous tenures,” she said.

She claimed that the people were fed up with the lies of the BJP as they did not fulfil the promises made to them in their manifesto.

“People did not get any respite from inflation, unemployment. BJP had promised 8 crore jobs but all in vain. The apple farmers, hoping to get better road connectivity in the apple belt, instead were burdened with GST on apple packing material,” she asserted.