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Who is Himachal CM Jairam Thakur

Who is Himachal CM Jairam Thakur

BJP had won a record nine of the 10 seats in Mandi district in the just-concluded Assembly elections.

Thakur, a five-term legislator from Seraj assembly segment of Mandi district, is known to keep a low profile.

Mahinder Singh, 67, is the senior-most minister in the new cabinet while 46-year-old Rajiv Saizal is the youngest.

While Thakur and seven others took oath in Hindi, Suresh Bharadwaj and Govind Thakur took oath in Sanskrit.

Mandi has three berths in the cabinet, including that of the chief minister.

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Shimla: Jairam Thakur was today (December 27) sworn in as the 14th chief minister of Himachal Pradesh along with 11 other ministers at a ceremony at the historic Ridge Ground here. Interestingly no minister has been picked from Bilaspur district, home of Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda and Hamirpur, home of former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, who was BJP candidate for the chief minister's post. Mahender Singh, Kishan Kapoor, Sarveen Chaudhary, Anil Sharma and Ram Lal Markanda have served as ministers in the past as well. The Congress won 21 seats, independents two and the Communist Party of India-Marxist one.

Apart from the PM Modi and Rajnath Singh, the central ministers likely to attend the ceremony comprise Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari, Thawar Chand Gehlot while chief ministers likely to grace the occasion are Yogi Adityanath, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Dr Raman Singh, Vasundhara Raje, Manohar Lal Khattar, Trivendra Singh Rawat, Pema Khandu, Vijay Rupani, N Biren Singh, Devendra Fadnavis, Raghubar Das and Sarbananda Sonowal. He was also Rajya Sabha member and state BJP chief.

"We will review all the decisions taken by the Congress government, three months before imposition of the code of conduct, on merit and necessary action would be taken in case it was found that the decisions were prudent or not and whether they were taken in a transparent manner", Thakur said in an informal chat with media persons.

According to a report byThe Economic Times, former chief minister Virbhadra Singh had re-appointed many retired officials which was questioned by the BJP and alleging that "tired and retired" people are part of the Himachal administration.


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