A day after being elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party, Khatima MLA Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday took oath as the eleventh chief minister of Uttarakhand. He is the third CM in the ongoing five-year tenure of the BJP, with the state elections due next year.
Notably, Dhami, 45, is the youngest chief minister of the state and replaced Tirath Singh Rawat. The latter had tendered his resignation on Friday within four months of taking over the charge from Trivendra Singh Rawat.
Dhami now has less than a year left for the next Assembly poll and the biggest challenge for him would to steer the BJP to victory and retain power in the state.
During the oath-taking ceremony on Sunday, Dhan Singh Rawat, Rekha Arya and Swami Yatishwaranand were also sworn in as Cabinet ministers. At the same time, Bishan Singh Chufal, Subodh Uniyal, Arvind Pandey, Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, Bansidhar Bhagat, and Ganesh Joshi and two others were sworn in as ministers in the new state Cabinet.
PM Modi wishes Dhami
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Uttarakhand’s new CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and his team. He took to Twitter and said, “Congratulations to Shri @pushkardhami and all others who took oath today. Best wishes to this team as they work towards the progress and prosperity of Uttarakhand.”
Congratulations to Shri @pushkardhami and all others who took oath today. Best wishes to this team as they work towards the progress and prosperity of Uttarakhand.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 4, 2021
Meanwhile, Dhami has thanked PM Modi, BJP national president JP Nadda and Union home minister Amit Shah for the opportunity. He said that he will render the responsibilities entrusted upon him by the party with dedication and honesty. He also said that he will try to ensure that the benefits of the Central and state government schemes reach the eligible beneficiaries in the state.
उत्तराखंड प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री के रूप में दी गई जिम्मेदारी लिए मैं माननीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi , पार्टी अध्यक्ष श्री @JPNadda जी, केंद्रीय गृहमंत्री श्री @AmitShah जी और राष्ट्रीय नेतृत्व व प्रदेश नेतृत्व का हृदय की गहराइयों से आभार प्रकट करता हूं। pic.twitter.com/sWU4ofkUbz
— Pushkar Singh Dhami (@pushkardhami) July 4, 2021
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