Virbhadra Singh: News

Virbhadra Singh was a senior political leader of the Indian National Congress (INC) and a six-time former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He was born to Raja Sir Padam Singh in the royal family of the erstwhile princely state of Bushahr. Singh entered the Lok Sabha in 1962 and was again elected in the 1967, 1971, 1980, and 2009 General Elections. He served as the Union Deputy Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation (1976-77); Union Minister of State (MoS) for Industries (1982-83); Union Minister of Steel (2009-11); and Union Minister for MSMEs (2011-12) in the Congress-led governments at the Centre. Singh was appointed as the President of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee in 1977, 1979, 1980, and 2012. He was elected to the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly nine times and served as the state’s Chief Minister for six terms during 1983-90, 1993-98, 2003-07, and 2012-17. Singh was the longest-serving Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. In July 2021, he passed away after a prolonged illness, aged 87.

Himachal Congress stakes claim to form government as MLAs meet

Congress leaders met the governor of Himachal Pradesh, Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar in Shimla on Friday and handed over the list of its newly-elected MLAs to prove their strength to form the government in the state.

08 Dec 2022

Himachal Pradesh

2022 Assembly elections: Rebels, groupism hurting BJP, Cong in Himachal

The performance of 412 candidates, including several renowned politicians, will be out on Thursday for the high-stake assembly election in Himachal Pradesh.

08 Jul 2021


Virbhadra Singh, 6-time Himachal Pradesh CM, dies at 87

Virbhadra Singh, a six-time Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and senior Congress party leader, passed away in the early hours of Thursday. He was 87.

ED files charge sheet against ex-HP CM Virbhadra's son

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today filed a charge sheet in a Delhi court against former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya, in a money laundering case which also involves Virbhadra.

12 Apr 2018


Congress' new "secret talent hunt" to find young regional leaders

A prime factor that has held Congress back is its lack of young regional leaders, and the Grand Old Party knows it.

04 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

Congress launches campaign against Centre in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Congress on Saturday launched a campaign over the alleged failures of the Narendra Modi dispensation and passed five resolutions against the Centre and the state government.

18 Dec 2017

Himachal Pradesh

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Constituency-wise results in Himachal Pradesh as BJP takes lead

Counting of votes is underway for the Himachal elections. By 3 pm, BJP had taken a lead in 41 seats, more than the halfway mark of 35, and Congress in 23.

18 Dec 2017

Himachal Pradesh

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: BJP wins in Himachal but Dhumal loses Sujanpur

Counting of votes began at 8am today for the Himachal Pradesh elections. BJP is all set to form government in the hill state with a lead in 44 seats (as of 4:50 pm).

14 Dec 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Exit polls predict a landslide victory for BJP in Himachal!

Since BJP-Congress have alternatively wrested power in Himachal, it is not much of a surprise that exit polls reveal a massive win for BJP with about 50 seats.

09 Nov 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh elections: 50.3L voters across 68 constituencies cast ballot

Voting for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections began today across all 68 constituencies at 8am.

05 Nov 2017

Narendra Modi

Congress like termites, have to remove it from roots: Modi

PM Narendra Modi yesterday blamed senior Congress leaders for "running away" from Himachal Pradesh ahead of elections.

02 Nov 2017

Narendra Modi

Modi in Himachal: Congress is a laughing club, losing everywhere

Himachal Pradesh, which goes to polls on November 9, will see a PM Narendra Modi blitzkrieg as he addresses rallies in different constituencies.

19 Oct 2017

Himachal Pradesh

BJP and Congress finalize candidates for Himachal polls

The Himachal elections on November 9 are touted as a BJP versus Congress showdown. Whereas BJP has announced nominees for all 68 seats, Congress has announced 59 candidates.

15 Oct 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Before polls, Himachal minister Anil Sharma ditches Congress for BJP

In a blow to Congress, ahead of the Himachal polls, Anil Sharma, cabinet minister in the Congress-led Virbhadra Singh government, is all set to join BJP.

03 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

Himachal Pradesh: Bhakra Dam oustees to attend PM Modi's rally

PM Narendra Modi is visiting Himachal Pradesh to kickstart BJP's campaign in the poll-bound state with a rally at Bilaspur's Luhnu ground.

13 Aug 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal: Two buses swept away in landslide, 50 feared dead

Over 50 people are feared dead as two buses were swept away in a landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district.

16 Apr 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal 70th anniversary: Virbhadra announces new unemployment scheme

Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday unveiled a new unemployment allowance scheme.