Pushkar Singh Dhami
Pushkar Dhami.jpg
10th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
Assumed office
4 July 2021
GovernorBaby Rani Maurya
Gurmit Singh
Preceded byTirath Singh Rawat
Member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
3 June 2022
Preceded byKailash Chandra Gahtori
ConstituencyChampawat
In office
8 March 2012 – 10 March 2022
Preceded byGopal Singh
Succeeded byBhuwan Chandra Kapri
ConstituencyKhatima
Personal details
Born (1975-09-16) 16 September 1975 (age 47)
Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
SpouseGeeta Dhami
Children2 sons
Residence(s)Khatima, Udham Singh Nagar
EducationPost Graduation in (MHRM&IR) LLB, Diploma in Public Administration
Alma materUniversity of Lucknow
Websitewww.pushkarsinghdhami.in

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.[1]

On 3 June 2022 he successfully won the Champawat Assembly bypoll.[2]

Personal life and career

Pushkar Singh Dhami was born in a Kumaoni Hindu Rajput family at Tundi village of Pithoragarh district.[3] 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.[4]

He graduated from Lucknow University in Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations and pursued LL.B. from University of Lucknow.[5] He has also served as an adviser to Bhagat Singh Koshiyari while Koshiyari was serving as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand in 2001.[6][7]

Political career

Dhami started his political career in the year 1990 with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party. 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.[8]

Chief Minister in 2021

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.[9][10] Pushkar Singh Dhami worked as a political adviser to former CM Bhagat Singh Koshyari.[11] He became the youngest Chief Minister of Uttarakhand at the age of 45.[11]

Vidhan Sabha election, 2022

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 Uttrakhand on 21 March 2022.[12] On 3 June 2022 he successfully won the Champawat Assembly bypoll, which was allowed by the resignation of incumbent Kailash Chandra Gahtori.[13][14]

References

  1. ^ Mishra, Himanshu (3 July 2021). "BJP MLA Pushkar Singh Dhami to take oath as 11th chief minister of Uttarakhand tomorrow". India Today.
  2. ^ "Pushkar Dhami, Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Keeps Job With Big Poll Win". NDTV.com. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  3. ^ Jaggi, Harleen Kaur (5 July 2021). "Know all about New Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami: Age, Political Career, BJP MLA from Khatima, Wife, Family, & Photo". Jagran TV. Dainik Jagran.
  4. ^ Sen, Shampa (3 July 2021). "Know about Pushkar Singh Dhami who is all set to become Uttarakhand's 11th CM". DNA India.
  5. ^ Tewari, Mohita (4 July 2021). "Pushkar Singh Dhami Dhami second Lucknow University alumnus to be Uttarakhand CM | Lucknow News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  6. ^ "Pushkar Singh Dhami: From student politics to the top post in Uttarakhand". Hindustan Times. 4 July 2021. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami is two-term MLA but long-term RSS worker". The Indian Express. 4 July 2021. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  8. ^ Vivek, Punj (3 July 2021). "Who is Pushkar Singh Dhami? All you need to know about the next Uttarakhand CM". mint.
  9. ^ Sanket, Upadhaya (3 July 2021). "Pushkar Singh Dhami To Be Uttarakhand's 3rd Chief Minister In 4 Months". NDTV.com.
  10. ^ "Pushkar Singh Dhami takes oath as eleventh chief minister of Uttarakhand". Hindustan Times. 4 July 2021. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  11. ^ a b Achom, Debanish (3 July 2021). "At 45, Pushkar Singh Dhami Will Be Uttarakhand's Youngest Chief Minister". NDTV.com.
  12. ^ "CHIEF MINISTER OF UTTARAKHAND".
  13. ^ "Pushkar Dhami, Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Keeps Job With Big Poll Win". NDTV.com. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  14. ^ "Uttarakhand CM wins bypoll by getting over 92% votes; BJD leads in Odisha". The Week. 3 June 2022. Retrieved 7 November 2022.
Political offices Preceded byTirath Singh Rawat Chief Minister of Uttarakhand 4 July 2021 - Present Incumbent