Pushkar Singh Dhami took oath as new chief minister of Uttarakhand this evening. Governor Baby Rani Maurya administered the oath of Office to Mr Dhami at Raj Bhawan in Dehradun.
After oath Mr. Dhami said I will work with greater passion for the all-round development of Uttarakhand and its people.
Eleven BJP MLAs including Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, Banshidhar Bhagat, Yashpal Arya, Bishan Singh Chufal, Subodh Uniyal, Arvind Pandey, Ganesh Joshi, Dhan Singh Rawat, Rekha Arya and Yatishwarananda also took oath as ministers in the new State Cabinet.
Pushkar Singh Dhami is the youngest Chief Minister of the state. Born on 16 September 1975 at Tundi village in Pithoragarh district, two time MLA from Khatima of Udham Singh Nagar, Mr. Dhami started his political career as a member of ABVP. After the swearing ceremony in Raj Bhavan, the new Chief Minister Dhami said that he will work as per the people and party aspirations. Focusing on youth issues, he said that his government will be accessible to common people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated newly sworn in Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Mr Modi sent his best wishes to Pushkar Singh Dhani and all others who took oath today. He expressed hope that they work towards the progress and prosperity of Uttarakhand. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home minister Amit Shah also congratulated the Chief Minister.