'Will fulfil all promises including implementation of Uniform Civil Code': Uttarakhand CM-designate Pushkar Singh Dhami

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, March 21, 2022, 09:36 PM IST
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'Will fulfil all promises including implementation of Uniform Civil Code': Uttarakhand CM-designate Pushkar Singh Dhami | ANI Photo

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday ended the suspense and said Pushkar Singh Dhami will continue as the Uttarakhand chief minister. The swearing-in ceremony of 45-year-old Dhami will be held on March 23.

The BJP's dilemma on the choice of a chief minister for Uttarakhand was caused by Dhami's loss in Khatima, a seat he had been winning since the 2012 Assembly polls.

Party's central observer and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced Dhami's name after a brief meeting of the BJP legislative party in Dehradun.

The meeting was attended by Union ministers Meenakshi Lekhi and Prahlad Joshi. While Lekhi was present there as a central observer, Joshi was the party's poll incharge for the state.

Making the announcement soon after the meeting at the party office, Singh said he congratulates Dhami on being elected as the leader of the BJP legislative party.

The BJP has reposed faith in Dhami once again for the post of the chief minister as he knows well how to run a government, the defence minister said. There was no name other than Dhami and all MLAs unanimously supported him, he added.

Soon after being elected the leader of the BJP legislative party, Dhami thanked people of the state for voting the BJP to power for a second consecutive term.

"The state's development will be given a fillip and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's grand vision for the development of Uttarakhand will be turned into a reality," he said. Uttarakhand will be made a leading state over the next 10 years, he added.

Meanwhile, speaking to the media, Dhami first thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for believing in him and giving him the opportunity to work as the CM of Uttarakhand once again. He said his government will fulfill all promises, including the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), in the state.

The BJP had won 47 of the 70 seats in the Assembly polls, the results of which were announced on March 10.

(With PTI inputs)

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