Virbhadra Singh takes oath as Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister

Virbhadra Singh takes oath as Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister
Shimla:  Veteran Congress politician Virbhadra Singh was sworn-in as Himachal Pradesh's Chief Minister for a record sixth term in Shimla on Tuesday.

Governor Urmila Singh administered the oath of office to the septuagenarian, who has been Chief Minister for more than 16 years, at the historic Ridge here.

The 78-year-old took oath at 10.40 am as the hill state's 13th Chief Minister in the presence of thousands of his supporters.

He first assumed office April 8, 1983, replacing Thakur Ram Lal.

Belonging to the erstwhile princely state of Rampur Bushahr, Virbhadra Singh entered politics at the age of 28.
Story First Published: December 25, 2012 11:01 IST

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