Dhami sworn in as new UttarakhCM, youngest to lead the state




Pushkar Singh Dhami was sworn in as the 11th chief minister of Uttarakhhere on Sunday.


The oath of office was administered on Dhami by Governor Baby Rani Maurya at a simple function held on the lawns of the Raj Bhawan in the presence of a host of MPs, MLAs functionaries of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior government officials.





At 45, Dhami takes over as the youngest chief minister of Uttarakhand.


A two-time MLA from Khatima in Udham Singh Nagar district, Dhami replaces Tirath Singh Rawat, who resigned on Friday.


Dhami was elected as the UttarakhBJP legislature party leader on Saturday.


He is considered to be close to Maharashtra Governor former Uttarakhchief minister Bhagat Singh Koshyari, who is also his political mentor.


Dhami takes over the reins of power at a time when Uttarakhhas just a few months to go for the Assembly polls, which are due early next year.

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