Shimla: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jairam Thakur has sworn in as the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president Amit Shah, former deputy Prime Minister LK Advani and several Union ministers and chief ministers attended the swearing-in ceremony of Jai Ram Thakur at the historic Ridge Maidan in Shimla.
Governor Aacharya Devvrat administered the oath of office and secrecy to Thakur.
The five-time BJP MLA from Seraj constituency of the hilly state has been elected to lead the state after the party’s chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal failed to register a win from his constituency.
The BJP have ousted the Congress from power in Himachal Pradesh by winning 44 out of the 68 seats in the recently held Assembly polls.
Along with many senior leaders and workers of BJP state unit, thousands of people are expected to witness the swearing-in ceremony.
For the first time in the history of the state, Prime Minister will attend an oath taking ceremony.
Union Health Minister JP Nadda, Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, Incharge for Party Affairs Mangal Pandey have reviewed the arrangements in Rigde Maidan.