Virbhadra Singh is new chief of HP Congress

Shimla/ August 26

Ending almost a week long impasse in Himachal Pradesh, the Congress high command on Sunday appointed former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as PCC president replacing incumbent party chief Kaul Singh Thakur. The hill state is going to witness polls in next three months time and till now Congrees had remained completely ineffective in playing the role of strong opposition under the leadership of Kaul Singh Thakur. The high command has shown more faith in veteran leader Virbhadra Singh.

Singh had objected the ways of Congress under the leadership which is heading to polls  in BJP lead state government.

Singh had also threatened to leave the party,if he was not given a proper place in the state,or given a free hand to lead the campaign .

AICC General secretary Birender Singh—who is incharge of the party affairs in Himachal Pradesh confirmed that five-time chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has been given the high command as the Congress felt the change would give some gains to the party in the BJP-ruled state.