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IANS - SHIMLA
Published: 23rd December 2012 12:52 PM
Last Updated: 23rd December 2012 12:52 PM
Congress veteran Virbhadra Singh is likely to take
oath as the next Himachal Pradesh chief minister Dec 25, a senior party leader
said here Sunday. This will be his sixth term in the post.
"The Congress wants that the process of the government
formation is done at the earliest to honour the mandate," a Congress
leader told IANS.
He said before taking the oath, Virbhadra Singh would visit
Delhi to meet senior Congress leaders, including party president Sonia Gandhi,
to discuss the formation of the new government.
Virbhadra Singh was formally elected as the leader of the
Congress Legislature Party Saturday night and his name for the chief minister's
post was subsequently cleared by the Congress leadership.
He along with senior leaders is likely to meet Governor
Urmila Singh Sunday to stake claim for the formation of the government. Later
he will leave for Delhi, party leaders said.
The governor Saturday dissolved the state legislative
assembly and asked outgoing Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal to continue in
office till the formation of the next government.
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