SHIMLA: Congress leader Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, a four-time MLA, was on Sunday sworn in as the 15th chief minister of Himachal Pradesh in a ceremony attended by senior party figures including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Sukhu, 58, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar at a ceremony under the open sky at the historic Ridge ground here.
आज श्री @RahulGandhi जी श्रीमती @priyankagandhi जी एवं कॉंग्रेस अध्यक्ष श्री @kharge जी सहित सभी वरिष्ठ नेताओं की उपस्थिति में श्री @SukhuSukhvinder जी को प्रदेश के नए मुख्यमंत्री के रूप में और श्री @AgnihotriLOPHP जी को उप-मुख्यमंत्री की शपथ लेने पर हार्दिक बधाई एवं शुभकामनाएं pic.twitter.com/JJjwhPHCad
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Mukesh Agnihotri, the leader of opposition in the outgoing assembly, was administered the oath as the deputy chief minister.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot also attended the ceremony.
Union minister Anand Sharma, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Congress Himachal Pradesh in-charge Rajeev Shukla, state Congress chief Pratibha Singh and senior leader Sachin Pilot were also present.
Source: Press Trust of India