After several days of deliberation, the BJP leadership today decided that Pushkar Singh Dhami will continue as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. The decision was announced after the BJP Legislature Party meeting on Monday.
BJP’s central observer for the state, Union minister Rajnath Singh and senior leader Meenakshi Lekhi were part of the meeting at the state party headquarters in Dehradun.
Although Dhami lost his seat of Khatima, he was the frontrunner for the top post among nearly half a dozen names.
Mr Dhami was the frontrunner in the race, which also included former Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and senior leader Satpal Maharaj.
Sources said that Pushkar Singh Dhami, however, had strong support from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the party’s ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. This decision was approved by PM Modi during the meeting held yesterday.
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