Pushkar Singh Dhami To Take Oath As Uttarakhand Chief Minister Today

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Along with Mr Dhami, his cabinet will also be administered the oath today.

Dehradun:

Pushkar Singh Dhami today is all set to take oath as the chief minister of Uttarakhand for a second term at Dehradun’s Parade Ground in the presence of the top BJP brass.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda are expected to attend Mr Dhami’s swearing-in ceremony.

Along with Mr Dhami, his cabinet will also be administered the oath today.

Ending long suspense over the Chief Minister face, the BJP on Monday elected Mr Dhami as the leader of the legislature party in Uttarakhand.

The legislative party meeting was led by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi.

The BJP’s dilemma on the choice of a chief minister was caused by Mr Dhami’s loss in Khatima, a seat he had been winning since the 2012 Assembly polls. Mr Dhami had lost to Congress candidate Bhuwan Chandra Kapri from Khatima by a margin of 6,579 votes.

Mr Dhami will have to get elected to the state assembly within six months.

The BJP won 47 seats in the 70-member Assembly in the recently concluded state elections. With this, the BJP has become the first party ever in Uttarakhand’s 21-year-old history to return to power in consecutive elections. 

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