Jairam Thakur becomes HP new CM
Senior BJP leader Jairam Thakur has become the new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, the state which was ruled by the Congress party till the latest assembly election in which the saffron party secured forty-four seats.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president Amit Shah, several Union Ministers and senior BJP leaders have attended the oath taking ceremony.
The colourful ceremony, which has marked the beginning of a new era, has taken place at the historic Ridge Maidan in Shimla.
Tens of thousands of party workers have attended the function, expressing their happiness in the victory achieved by the saffron party.
Actually, the erstwhile Congress government which was ruling the state was actually in a very weak state during the assembly election; even the top national leaders distanced themselves from the state congress committee and congress election campaigns in the last few months.
There are nearly sixty-eight seats in the HP assembly. At present, BJP is the single largest party in the state with nearly forty-four legislators.
Anyway, according to the media report, after taking the oath, Mr. Thakur, while addressing the huge gathering, has asserted that his government would do away with the VIP culture which badly tainted the image of the erstwhile Congress government.
Mr. Thakur, who is a charismatic leader, is from Seraj constituency of Mandi district.
Vignesh. S. G
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