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Pushkar Singh Dhami

DOB: 16th September 1975
Pushkar Singh Dhami is an Indian politician who belongs to the Bhartiya Janata Party. He is currently serving as the 11th Chief Minister of the Uttarakhand state. He is a member of the Uttarakhand state assembly. His constituency is Khatima which lies in the Udham Singh Nagar district.

Pushkar Singh’s Personal Life 

Pushkar Singh Dhami was born on September 16, 1975, in the Tundi village of the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. His ancestral village is also in Pithoragarh and is named Harkhola. His family migrated to the Tundi village from his ancestral town, where he pursued his study till the 5th standard. After this, Dhami’s family shifted to Nagla Tarai Bhabar, Khatima. His family had to move regularly because his father was in the army who retired as a Subedar. Pushkar Dhami completed his graduation degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from the Lucknow University. After completing his graduation, he pursued L.L.B. from the same university. He has also served as a personal adviser and officer on special duty to present Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari during the latter’s CM term in the Uttarakhand assembly in 2001.

Pushkar Singh Dhami’s Political Career

The political career of Pushkar Singh Dhami began in the year 1990 when he joined the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). ABVP is the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Dhami was also the state president of the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha till 2008. During that tenure, he gained popularity for asserting the state government to reserve seventy per cent job opportunities for the local youth.

Term As The Chief Minister Of Uttarakhand

On July 4, 2021, Pushkar Singh Dhami took charge as the 10th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He succeeded Tirath Singh Rawat, who resigned from his post due to some unknown issues. Following his charge as the CM, he became the youngest Chief Minister of Uttarakhand at the age of 45. Before becoming the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, he served as the M.L.A. for two consecutive terms from the Khatima constituency of Udham Singh Nagar district.  

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