Pushkar Singh Dhami is set to be sworn in today as the prime minister of Uttarakhand for a second term at Dehradun’s Parade Ground in the presence of the top BJP buyers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda are expected to attend Mr Dhami’s swearing-in ceremony.
Together with Mr Dhami, his cabinet will also be sworn in today.
The BJP ended the long tension over the face of the Chief Minister and elected Dhami as the leader of the legislative party in Uttarakhand on Monday.
The Legislative Party meeting was led by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Foreign Minister Meenakshi Lekhi.
The BJP’s dilemma over the choice of a prime minister was caused by Mr Dhami’s loss in Khatima, a seat he had won since the 2012 elections. Dhami had lost to congressional candidate Bhuwan Chandra Kapri from Khatima by a margin of 6,579 votes.
Dhami will have to be elected to the state assembly within six months.
The BJP won 47 seats in the 70-member Assembly in the recently concluded state elections. This makes the BJP the first party in Uttarakhand’s 21-year history to return to power in successive elections.