Pushkar Singh Dhami is new CM of Uttarakhand


GUWAHATI: BJP MLA Pushkar Singh Dhami is the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Dhami was elected by as the leader of the BJP state legislative party, a day after Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat’s dramatic exit on Friday.

Following the announcement of his elections as leader of the legislature party, Dhami thanked party leadership for reposing faith in him and said that he will deal with the challenges lying ahead with everyone’s cooperation.

Dhami’s election was announced by central observer Narendra Singh Tomar.

Speaking to reporters and said, “My party has appointed a common worker, son of an ex-serviceman, who was born in Pithoragarh to serve the state. We’ll work together for people’s welfare. We accept the challenge of serving people with the help of others, in a short time span,” ANI reported.

Dhami is the two-time sitting MLA from the Khatima constituency in the Udham Singh Nagar district. He is considered by many to be on close terms with Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Maharashtra Governor and former Uttarakhand chief minister.

(with inputs from Outlook).