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Outcome of Himachal election will be an important test for Congress and BJP

October 15, 2022 12:23 am

Congress seems to be banking on anti-incumbency, economic turmoil that got exacerbated during the Covid pandemic. The BJP appears to be falling back on the charisma of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The upcoming election’s result will lay the ground for the political competition to follow

Vikramaditya Singh: The ‘prince’ carrying Congress’s hopes in Himachal elections

October 14, 2022 9:21 pm

The Shimla Rural MLA, the son of late CM Virbhadra Singh, is focusing on youth-centric issues such as jobs and education.

Pratibha Singh: 'Cong CM face in Himachal can only be declared once our govt is formed after polls. Otherwise, there could be heartburn given many party aspirants'

August 05, 2022 5:26 pm

HP Congress chief Pratibha Singh tells Indian Express that once the party wins the upcoming Assembly polls and forms govt, it will re-introduce Old Pension Scheme for employees in the state

Newsmaker | Armed with Virbhadra legacy, new Himachal Congress chief Pratibha vows to clinch polls

April 28, 2022 8:25 am

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has appointed Pratibha Singh, the 65-year-old three-time party MP, as the HP Congress Committee (HPCC) president in the run-up to the Assembly elections slated for November this year.

Congress banks on Virbhadra legacy in Himachal, wife is new chief

April 27, 2022 8:12 am

Anand Sharma heads steering committee; various posts, panels to fit in senior leaders

Explained: With electorate vertically divided, how Mandi bypoll will shape future political discourse in Himachal Pradesh

October 30, 2021 10:12 am

Mandi bypoll in Himachal Pradesh: While Congress is harping on issues such as inflation, BJP is banking on Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for his influence among voters of his home district.

Colleagues, political rivals remember Virbhadra Singh: 'He never accepted defeat'

July 09, 2021 11:41 am

Leaders across party lines condoled the passing of former chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday.

Virbhadra Singh dies: Rampur Bushahr mourns the passing of 'Raja sahab'

July 09, 2021 11:43 am

The area will observe a period of mourning till the day the ‘shudhi hawan’ will be performed after 11 days.

Congress face in Himachal, six-time CM Virbhadra Singh dies at 87

July 09, 2021 1:10 am

In Singh’s passing, the Congress has lost its tallest leader in Himachal Pradesh months before the Assembly elections. Although his poor health had kept Singh away from active politics for some time, his death is a setback for the party, which does not have a strong second line of leaders in the state.

Former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh passes away

July 08, 2021 7:20 am

The nine-time MLA and five-time MP, Virbhadra Singh served as Himachal Pradesh's chief minister for six times.


Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017: Red carpet laid out for 100-year-old to vote

November 09, 2017 6:26 pm

Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017: The ruling Congress and BJP are contesting all 68 seats with Virbhadra Singh and Prem Kumar Dhumal as CM candidates for their respective parties. BSP is contesting 42 seats, followed by CPM — 14.


Himachal CM opposes India-Pak match in Dharamshala

February 26, 2016 10:11 am

Shimla, Feb 26 (ANI): Talking about the Himachal Government's decision to oppose the India-Pakistan T-20 match in Dharamshala, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said Pakistan never acted against the attacks planned by Pakistan-based terror outfits in the country. He also holding a match in the state would hurt the sentiments of martyrs.

Virbhadra Singh denies Manish Tewari's statement

January 10, 2016 1:19 pm

Shimla, Jan 10 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday denied party leader Manish Tewari's statement, saying when he was a cabinet minister, there had never been an incident when Army tried a coup. Meanwhile Manish Tewari has stood firm about his statement about the troops' movement.