Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu
Current CM of Himachal Pradesh.jpg
7th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
Assumed office
11 December 2022
GovernorRajendra Arlekar
Shiv Pratap Shukla
DeputyMukesh Agnihotri
Preceded byJai Ram Thakur
Member of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
18 December 2017
Preceded byVijay Agnihotri
ConstituencyNadaun
In office
2003–2012
Preceded byBabu Ram Mandial
Succeeded byVijay Agnihotri
ConstituencyNadaun
President, Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee
In office
2013–2019
Preceded byVirbhadra Singh
Succeeded byKuldeep Singh Rathore
Personal details
Born (1964-03-27) 27 March 1964 (age 58)
Nadaun, Himachal Pradesh, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
SpouseKamlesh Thakur
Children2
Parent(s)Rashil Singh (father)
Sansar Dei (mother)
Residence(s)Village Bhabran, P.O. Kitpal, Tehsil Nadaun Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh
Alma mater
OccupationPolitician

Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu (born 27 March 1964) is an Indian politician currently serving as the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh.[1][2] As a member of Indian National Congress, he is a 4-time and incumbent MLA from Nadaun assembly constituency[3] of Himachal Pradesh.[4]

He was the president of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee from 2013 to 2019.[5][6]

Early life

Sukhu was born in a Rajput family on 27 March 1964 in Sera village of Nadaun tehsil of Hamirpur district. His father Rashil Singh was a driver in the Himachal Road Transport Corporation, Shimla, whereas his mother Sansar Dei is a homemaker.[7][8]

Education

Sukhu is a lawyer by education, having graduated from Himachal Pradesh University. He did his schooling at Government Senior Secondary School, Chhota Shimla followed by graduation from the Center of Excellence, Sanjauli.

Politics

A native of Hamirpur district, Sukhu started his political career in the Congress' student wing National Students' Union of India, being an activist at the Himachal Pradesh University. He emerged through the ranks and led the NSUI state unit in the late 1980s and mid 1990s (1989-95). Graduating to a full-time political career, he was president of the state Youth Congress in the 2000s (1998-08). He won the municipal election twice in Shimla (1992-02),[9] and was then made secretary of the state unit in 2008, eventually getting to the top of the state unit.[10][11] He was also chief whip of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) from 2007 to 2012.[12]

Sukhu is a grassroots politician who has wide organizational experience in the hill state.[13]

Sukhu became the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh after his party's victory in the 2022 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election. The Congress chose him to become CM and named Mukesh Agnihotri his deputy.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu - The organiser". The Hindu. 18 December 2022. Retrieved 18 December 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu named new Himachal CM, Mukesh Agnihotri is his deputy". The Indian Express. 10 December 2022. Retrieved 10 December 2022.
  3. ^ "Nadaun Election Result - Candidates, MLAs, Live Updates & News". elections.in. Retrieved 1 June 2022.
  4. ^ Election Commission of India. "Himachal Pradesh General Legislative Election 2017". eci.gov.in. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu appointed new HPCC chief". Hindustan Times. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2022.
  6. ^ Vasudeva, Vikas (13 January 2019). "Cong. appoints new chief in Himachal to end factionalism". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2 November 2022.
  7. ^ "छात्र राजनीति से शुरू किया सफर, अब बन सकते हैं सीएम; जानें कौन हैं सुक्खू". www.shimlanow.com. Retrieved 10 December 2022.
  8. ^ "Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu: From Humble Beginnings, a Journey to the Top of Himachal's Political Ladder". The Wire. Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  9. ^ Vasudeva, Vikas (11 December 2022). "Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu | An astute politician's incredible journey to the top post". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  10. ^ "Who is Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu - Himachal Pradesh's new CM? 5 things about him". Hindustan Times. 10 December 2022. Retrieved 10 December 2022.
  11. ^ "Who Is Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, Himachal Pradesh's New Chief Minister: 5 Points". NDTV.com. Retrieved 10 December 2022.
  12. ^ Service, Tribune News. "Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu: Rising from humble beginnings to the Chief Minister's post". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 10 December 2022.
  13. ^ "Are Rivals Upset? Congress' Himachal Pick Sukhvinder Sukhu's Reply". NDTV.com. Retrieved 11 December 2022.
Preceded byJai Ram Thakur Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh 11 December 2022 – present Succeeded byIncumbent