The Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) expressed its gratitude to All-India Congress Committee chief Sonia Gandhi for honouring the sentiments of people of the state and elected members of the Assembly by naming Virbhadra Singh as the Chief Minister.

HPCC spokesman Kewal Singh Pathania said that Virbhadra Singh, a mass-based leader who was assigned the job by Sonia Gandhi to bring the Congress party back to power in the hill state, had accomplished the mission by carrying out a campaign for just 35 days in the state.

Pathania believed that the Virbhadra Singh led Congress government would sort out the Kangra Central University issue soon. He also thanked the electorate of Kangra district who had supported the Congress by electing 10 out of 15 candidates because of developmental projects set up here during the previous Virbhadra government which included the DRPGMC at Tanda and the state Assembly complex at Tapovan, besides other big projects.