Virbhadra’s decision not to fight assembly polls creates ripples in Congress

Two ministers of Congress government in Himachal Pradesh has announced that they would contest the upcoming assembly polls only under the leadership of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who reportedly decided not fight the elections.

After state Animal Husbandry minister Prakash Chowdhary announced that he would contest the elections only under the leadership of Singh.

State Health Minister Kaul Singh has also said that Virbhadra Singh has contributed a lot to the party and the state and the party wants him to contest the polls.

At a recent Congress legislative party (CLP) meeting, the chief minister had said that he would not contest assembly polls has created ripples in Himachal Congress Chowdhary also announced that he would contest the polls only under the leadership of Singh.

The Health minister also said that Virbhadra has contributed a lot to the party and the state and the party wants him to contest the polls.

The six-time chief minister is at logger head with Himachal Pradesh congress Committee (HPCC) president Sukhvinder Singh.

Chief Minister is likely to visit Delhi this week and hold talks with senior party leaders, party sources said.

The Union government has not so far notified opening of AIIMS at Bilaspur while the state cabinet had already cleared the project.

He also urged the Union Health and Family Welfare minister J P Nadda to take lead and lay the foundation of AIIMS.

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