President’s Rule - Twice imposed on Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh government has twice come under the President’s Rule.

President’s Rule First Imposed on Himachal, 30th April 1972 to 22nd June 1977:

Thakur Ramlal from Upper Himachal area, Jubbal-Kothkai, became the second Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh on 28 January 1977 replacing Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar. Due to political chaos in Himachal government, on 30th April 1977 Thakur Ramlal government fell off and President’s Rule was imposed for the first time in Himachal. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy was the President of India during this time. The President Rule came to an end at the end of June and for the first time the power came into the hands of Congress. As a result Shanta Kumar became the first Congress Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh on 22 June 1977. He continued as CM of Himachal Pradesh till 14th February 1980. Thakur Ramlal again was successful in winning the CM chair and remained as CM for the second time till 8 April 1983.

President’s Rule Imposed for the Second Time in Himachal, 15th December 1992 to 3rd December 1993:

Virbhadra Singh replaced Thakur Ramlal as Chief Minister on 8th April 1983. After serving in the Lok Sabha for 18 years from 1962 to 1980. Shanta Kumar again became CM of Himachal from 5th March 1990 to 15 December 1992. But his government was again brought down on 15th December 1992. As a result President’s Rule was imposed on Himachal for the second time on 15th December 1992. It continued for a very long tenure and lasted on 3rd December 1993 when Virbhadra Singh was appointed as the Chief Minsiter of Himachal Pradesh for the second time.

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