Pushkar Singh Dhami elected as new Uttarakhand chief minister
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced on Saturday that Pushkar Singh Dhami will be the new leader chief minister of Uttarakhand, succeeding Tirath Singh Rawat, who stepped down from the submit on Friday. Dhami, who is an MLA from the Khatima assembly constituency in the hill state's Udham Singh Nagar district, was elected after a BJP legislature party assembly in Dehradun, which was chaired by Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
"May party has appointed a common worker, the son of an ex-serviceman, who was born in Pithoragarh, to serve the nation. We'll work collectively for people's welfare. We accept the challenge of serving people with the help of others, in a short time span," the new chief minister was quoted as announcing by news agency ANI, after being elected to the post. He will take oath later today.
Dhami is Uttarakhand's third chief minister in nearly four months. Tirath Singh Rawat, who was sworn-in on March 10 because the successor to Trivendra Singh Rawat, resigned amid uncertainty over by-polls which he required to win to retain in office. Tirath Singh Rawat, who's a Lok Sabha MP from Garhwal, had time till September 10 to be elected as a member of the state assembly. However, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has the choice to not conduct by-polls if the remaining term of the assembly is less than a year. Under this scenario, he might not were able to continue as the chief minister.
Uttarakhand is probably to visit polls early next year. In the 2017 assembly elections, the BJP gained 57 out of the nation's 70 assembly constituencies and then Trivendra Singh Rawat was appointed because the leader minister.