One Chief Minister, Several Candidates: Today's Himachal Congress Big Meeting

Congress will meet at the Radisson Hotel in Shimla at 3 p.m. The frontrunner is Congress Himalayan Pradesh chief Pratibha Singh .

Shimla: Since winning Himachal Pradesh, the Congress has called a meeting of its MLAs today to address the next challenge, choosing a Chief Minister.At least three candidates have been selected by the Congress, which will meet at the Radisson Hotel in Shimla at 3 p.m.The frontrunner is Congress' Himalayan Pradesh chief Pratibha Singh, the wife of Congress' tallest leader in the hill state until his death last year.Pratibha Singh is a Lok Sabha member of the former royal family.She did not campaign for the presidency but instead spearheaded the Congress campaign.

We will respect whatever opposition decides.I am sure the group will take into account what the people want, said Virbhadra ji.The government will follow the Virbhadra Singh vikas scheme.He must be smiling today in heaven, but there are two other contenders in the state assembly as well: former state chief Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and Mukesh Agnihotri, the leader of the Congress legislature party in the incoming assembly, who feared BJP's Operation Lotus, which was used by Prime Minister Narendra Modis' party to change loyalty in order to depose opposition governments.Mukesh Agnihotri believes he Former state Congress leader Kuldeep Singh Rathore says he brought the deeply divided party together in the last few years.Mr Rathore was replaced as Chief Minister by Pratibha Singh just a few months back.

After winning a clear majority, the Congress gained 40 of 68 seats, five more than the majorité mark, and the BJP won 25 seats.For the time being, the BJP is predicting that the poaching plots by the BJP will fail.In Shimla, Chahattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and senior leader Bhupinder Hooda will attend the meeting.

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