New Delhi: On Friday, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami has won the Champawat bypolls election with over 54,000 votes. He defeated Congress’ Nirmala Gahotri, SP candidate Manoj Kumar, and independent candidate Himanshu Garkoti. Dhami contested the Assembly seat after losing in the state polls earlier this year.
After his win was officially confirmed, Pushkar Singh Dhami took to Twitter to express his gratitude and wrote, “My heart is very emotional with the love and blessings showered by you through votes in Champawat by-election, I am silent.”
चंपावत उपचुनाव में आपके द्वारा वोटों के माध्यम से बरसाए गए प्रेम व आशीर्वाद से मन अत्यंत भावुक है, नि:शब्द हूं।@narendramodi @JPNadda @AmitShah @rajnathsingh @JoshiPralhad@dushyanttgautam @BJP4India @BJP4UK pic.twitter.com/VH5egOEW2l
— Pushkar Singh Dhami (@pushkardhami) June 3, 2022
Soon after the by-election result was declared Taking to Twitter Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Congratulations to Uttarakhand’s dynamic CM @pushkardhami for the record win from Champawat. I am confident he will work even harder for the progress of Uttarakhand. I thank the people of Champawat for placing their faith in BJP and laud our Karyakartas for their hardwork.”
Congratulations to Uttarakhand’s dynamic CM @pushkardhami for the record win from Champawat. I am confident he will work even harder for the progress of Uttarakhand. I thank the people of Champawat for placing their faith in BJP and laud our Karyakartas for their hardwork.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 3, 2022
In February-March elections, he had been sworn into the post after the BJP retained power but he personally lost to Congress from Khatima. BJP’s Kailash Chandra Gehtori, who had won this seat in the full election, quit, so Dhami got another change at winning this assembly seat.
Last week the BJP unleashed Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath to help campaign for Dhami. The pair held a massive roadshow in Tanakpur.