Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday took oath as the 11th chief minister of Uttarakhand. He was administered the oath of office by governor Baby Rani Maurya at a ceremony held in Raj Bhawan in Dehradun.
BJP MLAs Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, Bansidhar Bhagat and Yashpal Arya also took oath as ministers in the new Uttarakhand cabinet.
Bishan Singh Chuphal, Subodh Uniyal, Arvind Pandey, Ganesh Joshi, Dhan Singh Rawat, Rekha Arya and Swami Yatishwaranand also took oath as ministers.
They were all part of the previous cabinet as well.
Dhami, 45, was picked for the top post during the BJP’s legislature meeting on Saturday.
According to reports, several senior BJP leaders in the Uttarakhand unit were unhappy over Dhami’s elevation.
The BJP went into a damage control mode and spent most of the morning pacifying the senior leaders.
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