'BJP has always kept me under its wings, just like my mother': Pushkar Singh Dhami ahead of taking oath as Uttarakhand CM

After being picked as the new chief minister of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday said "BJP has always kept me under its wings, just like my mother."

The party picked him as the new CM after Tirath Singh Rawat resigned on Friday.

The CM who will be taking oath on Sunday said, "I consider myself fortunate enough that the party gave me this opportunity and I pledge to serve people even in remote areas of the state." "We'll discuss the change in Cabinet later, " he added.

Pushkar Singh Dhami will be the 11th Chief Minister of the state. He will take oath as the Chief Minister late in the evening today. Dhami will be replacing Tirath Singh Rawat as the Uttarakhand Chief Minister.

The change of guard came a day after Tirat Singh Rawat resigned from the post on Friday late evening. The consensus on the Uttarakhand Chief Minister was reached after the BJP legislature party meet on Saturday afternoon in Dehradun.

Dhami is the MLA from the Khatima constituency in Udham Singh Nagar district. He will be the third chief minister of the state in nearly four months.

Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who was the central observer for the meeting of MLAs, was also present there. Rawat submitted his resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya.

Tirath Singh Rawat, who is the Lok Sabha MP from Pauri Garhwal, took over as the Chief Minister on March 10 this year. To continue as the chief minister, he had to be elected to the state assembly within six months since he was not an MLA.

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