Pushkar Singh Dhami will continue as the Uttarakhand chief minister, said the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday, ending the 11-day suspense over it.
Ironically, at the polls , despite BJP bagging 47 out of 70 seats in the assembly, CM Pushkar Singh Dhami lost from his Khatima constituency in Udhamsingh Nagar district. Dhami lost to Bhuwan Kapri of Congress by 7,000 votes.
As per PTI report, The BJP legislative party meeting to elect the new chief minister of Uttarakhand had begun in Dehradun around 5 pm.
It was attended by BJP’s central observers for Uttarakhand Rajnath Singh, Meenakshi Lekhi and the party’s poll in- charge for the state, Pralhad Joshi.
The party had won 47 of the 70 seats in the Assembly polls, the results of which were announced on March 10.
Pushkar Singh Dhami has been elected as the Leader of the Legislative Party. I congratulate him, I am confident that under his leadership Uttarakhand will make rapid progress, , Defence Minister Rajnath Singh , told ANI