Updated February 28th, 2024 at 15:01 IST

Didn't Allot Land For Statue: Former CM Virbhadra Singh's Son Vikramaditya Resigns From Cabinet

Son of former CM of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh, Vikramaditya Singh has resigned from the ministerial post on Wednesday, February 28.

Reported by: Apoorva Shukla
Congress MLA Vikramaditya Singh | Image:VikramadityaINC-FB

Vikramaditya Singh Resigns: Son of former CM of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh, Vikramaditya Singh has resigned from the ministerial post on Wednesday, February 28. Vikramaditya Singh was serving as the Public Works Department Minister in Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu government. Vikramaditya's decision comes at a time when Sukhu government's days seem numbered after the Rajya Sabha poll debacle. 

“All I would like to say is that under the current circumstances, it is not correct for me to continue as a part of the government. So, I have decided that I am resigning from the Council of Ministers,” said Vikramaditya. 


“I am resigning as a minister. In the time to come, I will have video consultations with my people and then decide about the future course of action,” he added. 

Father's legacy wasn't respected: Vikramaditya

Vikramaditya claimed that the Sukhu government has not respected the former chief minister and his father Virbhadra Singh. "The (state) government failed to find even a small piece of land on Mall Road to install the statue of a person (Virbhadra Singh) who was the CM of Himachal Pradesh six times, because of whom this government was formed," said Himachal Pradesh minister Vikramaditya Singh as he announced his resignation. “We are emotional people, we have nothing to do with posts. But this is very unfortunate. I am very hurt, not politically but emotional.” he said. 

I am with Congress: Vikramaditya asserts after resignation

When asked if he will continue in the Congress party or not, Vikramaditya said that the things that transpired in the last two days in the state was unfortunate, claiming that now its for the high command to decide. 

“I have clearly said that I have briefed the party high command regarding the actual situation. Now the ball is in the court of the party high command, they have to decide what the future course of action will be. But I have been very clear and very categorical in what I had to say. It has been said in very clear terms,” said Vikramaditya.  


“Whatever has to happen in the time to come will be done with the party high command in due discussions and deliberations. I am sure that whatever decision will be taken, it will be taken in the larger interest of the organisation, of the party, and the people of this state,” he added. 

Vikramaditya Singh is son of former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh and is an MLA from Shimla Rural. 




Published February 28th, 2024 at 10:57 IST