Pushkar Singh Dhami
|10th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand|
|Assumed office |
4 July 2021
|Governor||Baby Rani Maurya|
|Portfolios||Department of Secrecy & Home Affairs, Department of Public Administration, Department of Offficial Language, Department of Culture, Department of Administrative Reforms|
|Preceded by||Tirath Singh Rawat|
|Member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly|
|Assumed office |
3 June 2022
|Preceded by||Kailash Chandra Gahtori|
8 March 2012 – 10 March 2022
|Preceded by||Gopal Singh|
|Succeeded by||Bhuwan Chandra Kapri|
|Leader of the House in Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly|
|Born||16 September 1975|
Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Residence(s)||Khatima, Udham Singh Nagar|
|Education||Post Graduation in (MHRM&IR) LLB, Diploma in Public Administration|
|Alma mater||University of Lucknow|
Pushkar Singh Dhami (born 16 September 1975) is an Indian politician and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, serving as the 10th and the current Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He was elected as MLA in Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha from Khatima in 2012 and 2017. He was appointed Chief Minister for the first time in 2021. He lost his seat in 2022 elections, but was re-elected as Chief Minister by BJP MLAs. He is the only Chief Minister of the state to assume a second consecutive term as CM ,since its creation.
On 3 June 2022 he won the Champawat Assembly bypoll.
Pushkar Singh Dhami was born in a Kumaoni Hindu family at Tundi village of Pithoragarh district. His ancestral village is Harkhola, Pithoragarh. His family moved to Tundi village where he studied until 5th standard after that they moved to Nagla Tarai Bhabar, Khatima. His father was in the army and retired as a Subedar.
He graduated from Lucknow University in Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations and pursued LL.B. from University of Lucknow. He has also served as an adviser to Bhagat Singh Koshiyari while Koshiyari was serving as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand in 2001.
Dhami started his political career in the year 1990 with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party.Pushkar Singh Dhami worked as a political adviser to former CM Bhagat Singh Koshyari. He also served as the state president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha until 2008. During this time, he was credited with asserting the state government to reserve 70% of opportunities for the local youth in industries of the state. On 2021, in political crisis Dhami to be considered as the deputy chief minister.
On 3 July 2021, he was sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, after the resignation of Tirath Singh Rawat due to political crisis regarding his legitimacy to hold the post and assumed office on 4 July 2021. He became the youngest Chief Minister of Uttarakhand at the age of 45.
Pushkar Singh Dhami, the Current chief minister and a CM face, lost the 2022 legislative election against congress candidate, Bhuwan Chandra Kapri from Khatima constituency of Uttarakhand legislative assembly. He was re-elected for the position of Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on 21 March 2022. On 3 June 2022 he successfully won the Champawat Assembly bypoll, which was allowed by the resignation of incumbent Kailash Chandra Gahtori.
|2012 - 2017||Elected to 3rd Uttarakhand Assembly (1st term)
|2017 - 2022||Elected to 4th Uttarakhand Assembly (2nd term)
|2022 - Till date||Elected to 5th Uttarakhand Assembly in by election (3rd term)