Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Ht Himachal Poll Primer -

State Con­gress chief Sukhvin­der Singh Sukhu started out as a stu­dent leader of Hi­machal Pradesh Univer­sity and was ap­pointed state pres­i­dent of the NSUI from 1989-95. Sukhu was a coun­cil­lor in the Shimla Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion from 1988-98. He was also the state Youth Con­gress chief. Sukhu en­tered the as­sem­bly in 2003 from Nadaun in Hamir­pur district. He re­tained the seat in 2007. He was nom­i­nated Hi­machal Con­gress act­ing pres­i­dent in Jan­uary 2013 be­fore his for­mal ap­point­ment in April that year. Sukhu has taken on the might of CM Virb­hadra Singh.

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