Pushkar Singh Dhami (born 16 September, 1975) is an Indian politician and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, serving as the 10th and the current Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He was elected as MLA in Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha from Khatima in 2012 and 2017. He was appointed Chief Minister for the first time in 2021. He lost his seat in 2022 elections, but was re-elected as Chief Minister by BJP MLAs. He is the only Chief Minister of the state to win second consecutive term as CM since its creation.
Pushkar Singh Dhami
|10th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand|
|Assumed office |
4 July 2021
|Governor||Baby Rani Maurya|
|Preceded by||Tirath Singh Rawat|
|Member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly|
8 March 2012 – 10 March 2022
|Preceded by||Gopal Singh|
|Succeeded by||Bhuwan Chandra Kapri|
|Born||16 September 1975|
Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Residence(s)||Khatima, Udham Singh Nagar|
|Education||Post Graduation in (MHRM&IR) LLB, Diploma in Public Administration|
|Alma mater||University of Lucknow|
Pushkar Singh Dhami was born in a Kumaoni family at Tundi village of Pithoragarh district. His ancestral village is Harkhola, Pithoragarh. 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.
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.
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.
On 3 July 2021, he was sworn-in as the 10th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, after the resignation of Tirath Singh Rawat due to political crisis regarding his legitimacy to hold the post and assumed office on 4 July 2021. Pushkar Singh Dhami worked as a political adviser to former CM Bhagat Singh Koshyari. He became the youngest Chief Minister of Uttarakhand at the age of 45.
Pushkar Singh Dhami, the Current chief minister and a CM face, lost the 2022 legislative election against congress candidate, Bhuwan Chandra Kapri from Khatima constituency of uttarakhand legislative assembly. He was re-elected for the position of Chief Minister of Uttrakhand on 21 March 2022.