Pushkar Singh Dhami to be new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand

By Online Desk
The Uttarakhand BJP legislature party met on Saturday afternoon and elected Pushkar Dhami as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, a day after Tirath Singh Rawat resigned.

Central observers Narendra Singh Tomar, D Purandeswari present at BJP meet to elect new Uttarakhand CM.

Pushkar Singh Dhami, MLA from Khatima constituency, is set to be the 11th CM of the hill state.

45-year-old Dhani is two times MLA from Khatima. Said to be close to the former CM of Uttarakhand and Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Dhami also headed Yuva Morcha of the BJP.
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Earlier, The Congress hit out at the BJP leadership, saying instead of ushering in development, it has thrown Uttarakhand into political instability and betrayed its people by repeatedly changing chief ministers.

Embattled Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat late on Friday night submitted his resignation letter to Governor Baby Rani Maurya, marking the end of his rather short tenure.Confirming his resignation, Rawat later said, “I resigned to avoid a Constitutional crisis that arises due to Sections 164 and 151 of the Representation of the People Act 1951.”

(With agencies inputs)