Shimla: After defeat the conflicts in the Congress party in Himachal Pradesh has risen above the name of party. Today, the party had another fallout as the state party’s president Viplove Thakur, resigned.
The reason for her resignation is assumed that she had laid the blame of the defeat at the government’s door to which Virbhadra Singh had retorted by saying that the defeat is a joint responsibility and no one can be blamed for it. He had gone onto say that he has resigned and so should the partyâ€™s president in order to show responsibility for the partyâ€™s defeat in state assembly elections and accept peopleâ€™s verdict.
R.K. Dhawan partyâ€™s incharge for Himachal stated that her resignation has been accepted but she is asked to continue in the office till another is appointed.
Apart from this resignation there was an election of new CLP (Congress Legislature Party) Leader. Unable to settle on younger leadership, the congress today picked up the octogenarian Vidya Stokes to head the congress legislature party in the new assembly. She is a legislator from Kumarsain constituency and has previously been speaker of the state assembly.
Sources averred that former chief minister Virbhadra Singh and a majority of others wanted Kaul Singh Thakur as the new CLP leader but it was not before the legislators. However, sensing the negative situation, Virbhadra is reported to have withdrawn the name of Kaul Singh from the contest.
Thus, Stokes was declared the unanimous choice to be made the leader of the congress legislator party.
The election was held in the presence of all India Congress committee member and party incharge for Himachal R.K Dhawan.
The election was held as former CM Virbhadra Singh had declined to head the party in the new house.