Khatima town in Uttarakhand is in celebration mode after Bharatiya Janata Party picked Pushkar Singh Dhami as the new chief minister of the state on Saturday. Residents of his constituency Khatima have been celebrating including his wife at his residence.
His wife Geeta on Pushkar being elected as the new CM thanked party's high command, PM Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and JP Nadda, & the people of the Khatima constituency. She also said that he comes from a middle-class family and is aware of the problems of people.
His wife with other family members fed sweets to each other marking the celebration.
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.