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Himachal Congress crisis: Virbhadra Singh's son announces resignation as minister

The announcement from the Congress lawmaker, who is an MLA from Shimla Rural, brought to the fore cracks in the party, now left scrambling to keep its members together to prevent the fall of its government

Our Web Desk Shimla Published 28.02.24, 11:50 AM
Vikramaditya Singh

Vikramaditya Singh Wikipedia

Himachal Pradesh minister Vikramaditya Singh announced his resignation as Public Works Department Minister on Wednesday compounding serious problems faced by the Congress after having lost its sole Rajya Sabha seat to the BJP due to cross-voting.

The announcement from the Congress lawmaker, who is the son of former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh and is an MLA from Shimla Rural, brought to the fore cracks in the party, now left scrambling to keep its members together to prevent the fall of its government.

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When asked if he would continue to stay in the Congress party after tendering his resignation from the council of ministers, Vikramaditya Singh said, "In the times to come, I will hold due discussions and deliberations with my people, supporters, and well-wishers. After due discussions, we will take the future course of action."

Reacting to the developments in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu hit out at "masqueraders" who are "dancing to the tune" of central agencies.

"The Himachal fiasco calls for an assessment of assets and liabilities for The Grand Old Party ??? …. “Masqueraders” on plum posts covertly dancing to the tunes of agencies like CBI, ED and IT have spelt dooms day for us many a times," Sidhu said.

"It is essential to purge the party of those who prioritize personal gain over the collective good, for their actions inflict profound wounds on the party’s very existence," he said in a post on X.

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