Pushkar Singh Dhami, a BJP MLA from Khatima, is set to become Uttarakhand’s new Chief Minister.
The 45-year-old has served in the legislature twice. He worked for former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Bhagat Singh Koshiyari as an Officer on Special Duty.
The decision was made at a meeting of the Uttarakhand BJP legislature party on July 3, one day after Tirath Singh Rawat announced his resignation.
Rawat handed in his resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya at roughly 11 p.m. on July 3, just hours after returning from Delhi, where he had been summoned by the top BJP leadership.
On March 10, the central leadership handpicked Rawat, a member of parliament (MP), to succeed Trivendra Singh Rawat as CM.
A minister or chief minister who is not a member of the legislative assembly must be elected “within six months” after taking office, according to the rule. According to the legislation, if Rawat is not elected as an MLA by September 10, he will be obliged to resign.
Despite the fact that two legislative seats in Uttarakhand are vacant, the rules prohibit conducting by-elections if the assembly’s remaining term is less than a year. The state is set to have elections in early 2022.