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Swearing-in updates: Pushkar Singh Dhami takes oath as U’khand CM, eight ministers also sworn-in

By Anuj Cariappa
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Dehradun, Mar 23: Pushkar Singh Dhami on Wednesday took oath as the Uttarakhand chief minister during a ceremony held at Parade Ground here in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Apart from Dhami, eight ministers were also administered the oath by Uttarakhand Governor Lt Gen (retd) Gurmit Singh. This is 46-year-old Dhami's second consecutive stint as the chief minister.

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Pushkar Singh Dhami Oath Ceremony: Catch all the LIVE updates here

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4:24 PM, 23 Mar
Except former CM Vijay Bahuguna's son Saurabh Bahuguna, Bageshwar MLA Chandan Ram Das and Rishikesh legislator Premchand Agarwal, all other leaders were part of the previous Dhami-led cabinet. Agarwal was the Speaker in the previous Assembly.
4:23 PM, 23 Mar
Dhami needs to be elected to the state Assembly within six months to continue as chief minister. The BJP MLAs who took oath as state ministers were Satpal Maharaj, Dhan Singh Rawat, Subodh Uniyal, Premchand Agarwal, Rekha Arya, Ganesh Joshi, Chandan Ram Das and Saurabh Bahuguna.
4:23 PM, 23 Mar
Apart from Dhami, eight ministers were also administered the oath by Uttarakhand Governor Lt Gen (retd) Gurmit Singh.
2:57 PM, 23 Mar
The event was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president JP Nadda and a host of party leaders including the chief ministers of various BJP ruled states such as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his Madhya Pradesh counterpart Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and his Himachal Pradesh counterpart Jairam Thakur.
2:53 PM, 23 Mar
The hilly state of Uttarakhand was one of the four states where the BJP claimed victory. Along with him, the cabinet ministers were also administered the oath.
2:36 PM, 23 Mar
Pushkar Singh Dhami takes oath as #Uttarakhand Chief Minister for the second term
2:29 PM, 23 Mar
Though losing his own seat of Khatima which he had been winning since the 2012 assembly polls, 46-year-old Dhami was credited for the BJP's big win in the state assembly polls in which the party won 47 out of a total of 70 assembly seats. Dhami had all along been projected by the party as its chief ministerial candidate.
2:19 PM, 23 Mar
Uttar Pradesh CM-designate Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and other BJP leaders attend the swearing-in ceremony of Uttarakhand CM-designate Pushkar Singh Dhami in Dehradun.
1:58 PM, 23 Mar
Dhami will be sworn in along with his cabinet in which some new faces are likely to be inducted. It will be Dhami's second consecutive term in office as Chief Minister.
1:26 PM, 23 Mar
Parade Ground is all decked up to welcome the dignitaries with three stages built on the ground and seating arrangements made for 20,000 people. The ceremony is being held on a grand scale to match the party's big electoral victory in the state.
1:05 PM, 23 Mar
Dhami is scheduled to take oath at the Parade Ground here in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president JP Nadda and a host of party leaders including the chief ministers of various BJP ruled states such as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his Madhya Pradesh counterpart Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and his Himachal Pradesh counterpart Jairam Thakur.
12:35 PM, 23 Mar
Accompanied by Mussoorie MLA Ganesh Joshi and others Dhami offered 'jalabhishek' at the Shiva temple located along the banks of the Tons river and prayed for the welfare and prosperity of the state.
12:06 PM, 23 Mar
Pushkar Singh Dhami offered prayers at the Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple on Wednesday morning hours ahead of being sworn-in as the 12th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.
12:01 PM, 23 Mar
Dhami started his political career in the year 1990 with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He also served as the state president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha until 2008. During this time, he was credited for asserting the state government to reserve 70% of opportunities for the local youth in industries of the state.
11:23 AM, 23 Mar
He has graduated from Lucknow University in Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations and pursued LL.B from University of Lucknow. He has also served as an adviserto Bhagat Singh Koshiyari while Koshiyari was serving as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand in 2001.
11:22 AM, 23 Mar
His family moved to Tundi village where he studied until 5th standard after that they moved to Nagla Tarai Bhabar, Khatima. His father was in the army and retired as a Subedar.
11:01 AM, 23 Mar
Pushkar Singh Dhami, born in 1975 is the son of an ex-serviceman. He was born in Kanalichhina village in Pithoragarh district. His family moved to Tundi village where he studied until 5th standard, after which they moved to Nagla Tarai Bhabar, Khatima.
10:05 AM, 23 Mar
Meanwhile, having decided to retain Pushkar Singh Dhami as the chief minister, the BJP has now moved on to the next job at hand, cabinet formation in Uttarakhand.
10:04 AM, 23 Mar
The swearing-in ceremony, where the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues will take oath, will be held at 2:30 PM at the Parade Ground in Dehradun. Eleven ministers are likely to be sworn in along with Mr. Dhami.
9:01 AM, 23 Mar
BJP has stormed back to power for an unprecedented second successive term in the hill state winning 47 seats in the 70 member Legislative Assembly.
9:01 AM, 23 Mar
It is the first time in the history of the state, that a party has come to power for a second term in a row, and acting Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami will again take oath as the Chief Minister.
9:00 AM, 23 Mar
Dhami was elected as the BJP legislative party leader by the newly elected members of the assembly.
8:11 AM, 23 Mar
The Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states will also be present at the swearing-in ceremony. Our Correspondent reports that the preparations are in the final stage for the grand oath-taking ceremony.
8:10 AM, 23 Mar
BJP leader Pushkar Singh Dhami will be sworn-in once again as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand today in a grand ceremony at the Parade ground in Dehradun.
12:17 AM, 23 Mar
Apart from Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president JP Nadda, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Himachal Pradesh counterpart Jai Ram Thakur will attend the ceremony.
12:16 AM, 23 Mar
A grand ceremony to be held at the Parade Ground here in the presence of BJP top brass, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
12:16 AM, 23 Mar
Pushkar Singh Dhami will take oath as the 11th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand today.

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