Meanwhile, the stage is set for a grand swearing-in ceremony of the second Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh at the sprawling Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ikana stadium in Lucknow on March 25
Assembly Election Results: Pushkar Singh Dhami will be sworn-in as Uttarakhand Chief Minister on Wednesday at a grand ceremony to be held at the Parade Ground in the presence of BJP top brass, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The ceremony, where the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues will take an oath, is scheduled to be held at 2.30 pm, the state BJP’s media in-charge Manveer Singh Chauhan said. Apart from Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president JP Nadda, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Himachal Pradesh counterpart Jai Ram Thakur will attend the ceremony, he said.
Dhami and Pramod Sawant will be the chief ministers of Uttarakhand and Goa, respectively, for a second successive term after the BJP Monday weighed in favor of youth, continuity, and ability to perform under pressure ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
“The state’s development will get a fillip and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s grand vision for the development of Uttarakhand will be turned into reality,” Dhami said. Though Dhami, 46, the youngest chief minister of the state, was a clear favorite for the top job despite losing his Khatima seat, which he represented twice in 2012 and 2017, whatever doubt remained about the leader getting a second term were scotched as the BJP central leadership opted for stability in the state that saw three chief ministers in four months in 2021.
Sawant has been rewarded for overcoming anti-incumbency and steering the party to victory despite resignations by some key figures, including the son of the redoubtable Manohar Parrikar, over ticket allocation. Under his stewardship of the state, the BJP put up its second best performance ever – winning 20 seats. The BJP had won a simple majority under Parrikar in 2012 when it won 21 seats.