Asian Age Correspondent
Simla, 22 December 2012. A meeting of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Legislature Party will be held in Shimla on Saturday to elect a leader who will become the new chief minister of the state.
A three-member team of AICC observers consisting of Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, Congress general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi and Congress general secretary in charge of Himachal Pradesh Birender Singh will be attending the meeting, Mr Dwivedi told reporters on Friday.
The Congress defeated the BJP while being led by party veteran and PCC chief Virbhadra Singh. Mr Singh, a five-time CM, has the support of over 80 per cent of the newly-elected MLAs; he appears to be the front-runner in the race for CM.
Mr Singh has said Congress president Sonia Gandhi will decide the CM. A surprise decision is unlikely. “The choice is pretty obvious,” said a leader who felt that Mr Anand Sharma, a known detractor of Mr Singh, is required at the Centre.