Jairam Thakur new Himachal CM

Jai Ram Thakur to swear-in as Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister on December 27

Jai Ram Thakur to swear-in as Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister on December 27

Legislator from Seraj constituency of Mandi district, Jai Ram Thakur, 52, has been picked as the next chief minister of Himachal Pradesh by the BJP.

The BJP's chief ministerial candidate, Prem Kumar Dhumal, released a signed statement saying that he was not in the race for the chief minister's post, after sensing that the central leadership was miffed at lobbying for the post despite his losing the Assembly election from the Sujanpur constituency.

Addressing his first press conference at Peterhoff on Monday after being elected as BJP legislature party leader Mr Thakur said that all the retired and those who have given extension by the previous Congress government in state services would have to go under the new regime.

Dhumal, who was expected to take over as chief minister, was in the reckoning till Saturday night, when he opted out.

His appointment came after a long round of deliberations between party-appointed observers and central ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Narendra Tomar, and the newly-elected MLAs.

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Earlier Chief Ministers of Himachal hailed from Shimla, Kangra and Sirmaur districts.

He said around 10 Chief Ministers had promised to attend the oath-taking ceremony.

Elaborate security arrangements are being made for the ceremony and the prime minister is likely to address people at the Ridge. He did his post-graduation from Panjab University in Chandigarh and chose to join politics when he was in his 20s.

The chief minister had created major rift within the BJP state unit with supporters of both Mr Thakur and Mr Dhumal clashing outside the venue of a meeting of central observers in Shimla.

The decision was taken at a meeting of BJP MLAs. He has won every Assembly election since then. Apart from that, he has served as Vice President of Himachal Pradesh in 2003- 2005 and later he was President of the state in 2006 to 2009.

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