Pushkar Singh Dhami to be Uttarakhand's 3rd CM in 4 months
Dehradun : Pushkar Singh Dhami has been unanimously chosen by the Uttarakhand BJP legislature party as the 11th Chief Minister of the state, 3rd in four months. This came after Tirath Singh Rawat submitted his resignation to the governor after he met BJP top leaders in Delhi on the course of three days.
Mr Dhami's name was declared after the 57 Uttarakhand BJP MLAs met at the party headquarters in capital Dehradun. He is a two-time legislator representing the Khatima constituency in the state's Kumaon region.
His name was proposed by outgoing Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat and Mr Kaushik and seconded by a number of MLAs, including former Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Union Minister Tomar.
After his name got clearance, Mr Dhami headed for the Raj Bhawan along with a number of MLAs and the central observers to stake his claim to form the government. Uttarakhand Raj Bhavan said that he will take oath as Chief Minister at 5pm on Sunday.
He also thanked BJP leadership for showing trust in him.
"My party has appointed a common worker, son of an ex-serviceman, who was born in the border district of Pithoragarh to serve the people. We'll work on people's issues with the cooperation of all. I will carry forward the work done by my predecessors," Mr Dhami said, according to PTI.
The Assembly Elections in Uttarakhand are likely to be held in less than a year.