Virbhadra takes oath as Himachal chief minister
Shimla: Veteran Congress politician Virbhadra Singh was sworn-in as Himachal Pradesh's Chief Minister for a record sixth term here 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 a.m. 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.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
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