Dehradun, Jul 3 (UNI): Khatima MLA Pushkar Singh Dhami will take oath as 11th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Sunday.
Officials sources told UNI that BJP state president Madan Kaushik on Saturday submitted a letter to Governor Baby Rani Maurya, informing her about Dhami’s election as leader of state BJP legislature party and Uttarakhand Chief Minister in the legislature party meeting.
The meeting occurred at the BJP headquarters in the presence of central observer and Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and BJP general secretary in-charge of Uttarakhand Dushyant Kumar Gautam.
Forty-five-year-old Dhami will become the youngest chief minister in the 21-year-old history of the state.
He will take the oath of office and secrecy at 1800 hrs on Sunday.
After being elected for the Chief Minister’s post, Mr Dhami said, ‘I accept the challenge, will take forward the work done by my predecessors.”
His predecessor Tirath Singh Rawat had tendered his resignation to the Governor on Friday. Tirath said that he resigned due to ‘constitutional crisis.’
A Chief Minister, if not a member of the assembly, needs to be elected within six months of assuming the post but the Election Commission was unlikely to hold by-elections due to Coronavirus.
Uttarakhand is due for its next Assembly polls in less than a year.