Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu
|7th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh|
|Assumed office |
11 December 2022
|Governor||Rajendra Arlekar |
Shiv Pratap Shukla
|Preceded by||Jai Ram Thakur|
|Member of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly|
|Assumed office |
18 December 2017
|Preceded by||Vijay Agnihotri|
|Preceded by||Babu Ram Mandial|
|Succeeded by||Vijay Agnihotri|
|President, Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee|
|Preceded by||Virbhadra Singh|
|Succeeded by||Kuldeep Singh Rathore|
|Born||27 March 1964|
Nadaun, Himachal Pradesh, India
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Parent(s)||Rashil Singh (father)|
Sansar Dei (mother)
|Residence(s)||Village Bhabran, P.O. Kitpal, Tehsil Nadaun Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh|
Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu (born 27 March 1964) is an Indian politician currently serving as the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. As a member of Indian National Congress, he is a 4-time and incumbent MLA from Nadaun assembly constituency of Himachal Pradesh.
He was the president of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee from 2013 to 2019.
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.
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.
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), and was then made secretary of the state unit in 2008, eventually getting to the top of the state unit. He was also chief whip of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) from 2007 to 2012.
Sukhu is a grassroots politician who has wide organizational experience in the hill state.
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.