Jairam Thakur to be Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister

Jairam Thakur to be the next CM of Himachal Pradesh

In recently concluded assembly elections, Jai Ram Thakur has emerged as a prominent face in Himachal Pradesh and now he has been named the new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh.

While a majority of BJP-RSS cadre was backing Mr Thakur's name for the top post, a section within the state unit was also lobbying hard for Prof.

"The swearing-in ceremony will be held of December 27". Since the BJP didn't want to annoy the 37 per cent Rajput electorate, Nadda (57), a Brahmin, found no support for his candidature despite being an Amit Shah protégé.

The other main contender for the post of CM was Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda, but there was no consensus on his name.

While supporters called for his appointment, Dhumal himself said he was out of the race on Saturday.

Thakur said improving the state's law and order situation and women's security would be his top priority, and regretted the brutal Gudiya rape and murder case and the controversy that had followed. "In future also, I will follow what the party says", Dhumal said on Sunday. I still remember those days.

Central observer Tomar during a press conference at BJP headquarter's in Shimla announced, "Jairam Thakur to be the Legislature party leader in Himachal Pradesh". He was elected BJP Legislature Party leader at a meeting on December 24.

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His name was proposed by senior leaders Suresh Bhardwaj and Mahender Singh and seconded by others.

His first stint in Assembly polls was when he contested the 1993 election from Seraj for the BJP at the age of 28.

Himachal politics has always been dominated by old warhorses Virbhadra Singh, 83, of the Congress and Dhumal, 72.

A soft-spoken man, Thakur's strength is that he is seen as a leader who has managed to straddle the BJP's warring factions in Himachal Pradesh.

A five-term MLA, Thakur won from Seraj constituency, defeating Congress candidate Chet Ram.

Mr Thakur comes from the Mandi region, which till today has never had any saffron party chief minister in the state.

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