Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is set for a showdown with state Congress president Sukhwinder Sukhu. On Monday, Singh will meet AICC general secretary Ambika Soni in Delhi. In a bid to address the factional feud in the Congress in Himachal, Soni has called the two leaders for a meeting.
Singh had earlier sought Sukhu’s replacement as state party chief. Before he left on Sunday for Delhi, Singh collected signatures of 18 office-bearers of the state Congress unit and heads of three frontal organisations, who support his demand for a complete revamp of the state unit.
Sukhu too is learnt to have obtained signatures of 23 MLAs and party leaders, including some considered to be close to the CM.