Pushkar Singh Dhami has been elected as Uttarakhand BJP legislature party leader and will be the 11th Chief Minister of the state.
He will take oath as the Chief Minister late in the evening today. Dhami will be replacing Tirath Singh Rawat as the Uttarakhand Chief Minister.
The change of guard came a day after Tirat Singh Rawat resigned from the post on Friday late evening.
The consensus on the Uttarakhand Chief Minister was reached after the BJP legislature party meet on Saturday afternoon in Dehradun.
Dhami is the MLA from the Khatima constituency in Udham Singh Nagar district.
He will be the third chief minister of the state in nearly four months.
“A common party worker has been given a chance to serve the state. I am thankful to the party’s high command,” Dhami told media persons here.
Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who was the central observer for the meeting of MLAs, was also present there.
Rawat submitted his resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya.
Tirath Singh Rawat, who is the Lok Sabha MP from Pauri Garhwal, took over as the Chief Minister on March 10 this year. To continue as the chief minister, he had to be elected to the state assembly within six months since he was not an MLA.
Former Uttarakhand minister and Congress leader Navprabhat had earlier this week written to the Election Commission urging it to “clear the confusion” in the state regarding by-polls.
The Congress leader quoted Section 151A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, which mandates that the Election Commission fill the casual vacancies in state legislatures through bye-elections within six months from the date of occurrence of the vacancy, provided that the remainder of the term of a member in relation to a vacancy is one year or more.
Tirath Singh, also an MP has become the first Chief Minister of the state who could not present himself before the assembly.
Youth in Kathua Stage Protest Against SHO, Kathua, Demands Termination
Yesterday a Councillor got engaged with a JK Police Officer. The Councillor has reached to review a protest by the Shiv Nagar, Kathua, over the power cuts. The protestors have blocked the National Highway. The police officer asked the protestors to stage their protest off the road and not block the Highway. But, on numerous requests by the police, the protestors didn’t leave the road then the police started dragging the protestors from the road.
On Saturday, the youngsters of Kathua protested against Kathua Police and blocked the road. According to the youngsters, the SHO has misbehaved with the Councillor. A police party tried to resolve the matter, but the protestors didn’t agree. The Councillor demanded that the SHO apologize for his actions in front of the media or be suspended.
While talking to the media, a Sarpanch said, “yesterday’s incident was very shameful. The people elected the Councillor, and the SHO dragged him like an offender. The locals were protesting only to demand their rights. They were not doing anything illegal. We criticize the incident and demand that the SHO should be suspended. If he treats the Councillor this way, then how he treats the common public”.
We Want Jobs Not Loan: Protesting Dental Surgeons
Last week J&K LG Manoj Sinha announced that the government would provide financial assistance to dental surgeons. “Govt to provide financial aid to dental surgeons to start their clinic. In the first phase, 400 dental surgeons and 800 paramedics will be selected for a specially tailored self-employment scheme”, the statement of LG reads.
The protesting dental surgeons have not agreed to accept financial assistance from the government and have continued their protest to demand government jobs. The protestors said that if the government doesn’t have funds for us, the government should shut down the dental college as they increase unemployment.
While talking to JK Media, a surgeon said, “it’s unfortunate why the LG is not listening to us. We have staged a peaceful protest so that our demands could reach the LG. The LG has announced financial assistance for us, but we don’t accept his decision as if we need a loan, we have applied for it at any bank. We are not demanding something illegal. All we want is that the government should conduct an exam, and if we fail in the exam, then we can’t blame the government”.
“If the government is giving jobs to all other branches, then why not to our fraternity? The government is releasing one statement only that there are no funds for us, but they are releasing funds for other branches, then there must be some corruption in government that’s why they are not releasing funds for us. The government is also saying that the medical department is getting privatized, then the government should shut down the government colleges and also privatize the MBBS surgeons”, a female surgeon said.
One dead, Two injured in road accident
A local ailing elderly woman died while her son and daughter-in-law were injured after the ambulance they were on board skidded off the road and fell into Chakwah stream near Batote on Kishtwar-Batote highway in Jammu’s Doda district on Saturday, officials said.
As per a police spokesperson, the accident took place at about 1645 hrs this afternoon at chakwa nullah near Batote when the ambulence bearing registration number JK06/ 8241 on way from GMC Doda to SKIMS Srinagar skidded off the road and plunged into the deep nullah.
While confirming the incident, SHO Batote, Ranjeet Singh told Greater Kashmir that soon after receiving the information, a rescue operation was launched but the ill woman, Haseena Begum, 73, wife of Late Bhadar Malik, a resident of Tantna in tehsil Gondan of Doda district, had died on the spot.
Two of her attendents-her son Mohammad Amin Malik, 35 and his wife Farida Begum, 32- received injuries in the accident, Singh said.
The couple has been shifted to CHC Batote for treatment, he added.
Reports said that the driver of the ambulance, who received minor injuries in the accident, escaped from the spot while police has taken cognizance of the incident.
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