New Delhi: On Monday, Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami was sworn in as a member of the Uttarakhand Assembly, 10 days after he won the by-election from the Champawat seat. The oath of office was administered to Mr. Dhami by State Assembly Speaker Ritu Khanduri in the assembly auditorium in the presence of his cabinet colleagues, MLAs and party leaders.
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— Pushkar Singh Dhami (@pushkardhami) June 13, 2022
Addressing the swearing-in function, Dhami thanked the people of Champawat for giving him a huge mandate. He further thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving him an opportunity to serve the state as a “Mukhya Sevak”. Dhami further said that he is focused on “developing Uttarakhand as a leading state by 2025”.
Mr. Dhami had won the Champawat bypoll on June 3 by more than 55,000 votes.Dhami had to win the seat to hold on to his position as the chief minister of the hill state. He had been sworn into the state’s top post in March after the ruling BJP came back to power in the February-March election. However, Dhami had lost his individual race from Khatima to the Congress.
Mr. Dhami said, “Like Arjun, all I can see is the goal that lies ahead of me.” “But achieving this goal is not my personal journey. It is a collective journey. I am not the only one to take oath today. With me, everyone who wants the development of Uttarakhand has taken oath. Hence, propelling the state towards that goal is our collective responsibility,” he said.