Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami
On Monday, the BJP announced that Uttarakhand’s caretaker Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has been elected as the legislature party leader.
The decision to enter the government was made during a party meeting in Dehradun in the presence of Unions Ministers Rajnath Singh, Pralhad Joshi and party MP Meenakshi Leki.
Rajnath Singh congratulated Pushkar Singh on his election as the Leader of the Legislative Party and said he was confident that Uttarakhand would make rapid progress under his leadership.
On March 23, the new Chief Minister will take the oath of office.
Dhami assumed the Cabinet’s office on July 4 last year, succeeding Tirath Singh Rawat. The BJP contested the Assembly elections under Dhami’s leadership and secured a comfortable majority in the 70-member House, winning 47 seats.
Dhami lost the polls from his Khatima seat, a seat he had been winning since 2012. He lost to Congress’ Bhuwan Chandra Kapri by a margin of 6,579 votes.