Jairam Thakur swearing-in ceremony updates: 11-member Himachal cabinet inducted, Sarveen Choudhary lone woman

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Jairam Thakur swearing-in ceremony updates: 11-member Himachal cabinet inducted, Sarveen Choudhary lone woman
  • 12:12 (IST)

    Updates for 27 December end

  • 12:06 (IST)

    BJP tweets images from the swearing-in ceremony

  • 11:58 (IST)

    Swearing-in ceremony ends 

    All ministers take a group photo with the governor as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

  • 11:55 (IST)

    Rajeev Saijal is the last minister to take oath as minister

  • 11:54 (IST)

    Visuals from the oath-taking ceremony 

  • 11:52 (IST)

    Govind Singh too takes oath in Sanskrit 

    Govind Thakur, who has been elected from Manali constituency, took the oath in Sanskrit language. 

  • 11:48 (IST)

    Virender Kanwar sworn-in as minister 

    Virender Kanwar, who won from Kutlehar seat, had earlier offered to resign as a MLA to allow PK Dhumal to become the chief minister. 

    PTI

  • 11:46 (IST)

    Ram lal Markandaye and Vipin Singh Parmar sworn-in as ministers

    Parmar was elected to Himachal Pradesh Assembly from the Sullah constituency. 

  • 11:42 (IST)

    Sarveen Chaudhary sworn-in as minister 

    Chaudhary is the only woman in the 11-member cabinet of Himachal Pradesh. 

  • 11:39 (IST)

    Anil Sharma takes oath of office and secrecy

    The senior BJP leader has been inducted in the Himachal Pradesh cabinet as a minister. 

  • 11:38 (IST)

    Ministers being sworn-in 

  • 11:37 (IST)

    Suresh Bharadwaj takes oath as a minister 

    Suresh Bharadwaj interestingly takes oath in the Sanskrit language. 

  • 11:35 (IST)

    Kishan Kapoor sworn-in as minister 

  • 11:32 (IST)

    Mahender Singh sworn-in as a minister

  • 11:32 (IST)

    Jairam Thakur sworn-in as 6th chief minister of Himachal Pradesh

  • 11:31 (IST)

    Jairam Thakur sworn-in as 6th chief minister of Himachal Pradesh

  • 11:27 (IST)

    Narendra Modi, Amit Shah arrive for the swearing-in ceremony

  • 11:24 (IST)

    Devendra Fadnavis arrives at the venue

  • 11:18 (IST)

    Visual from the venue 

  • 11:17 (IST)

    Several Cabinet ministers to attend swearing-in too

    Central ministers who are likely to attend the ceremony include Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh and Thawar Chand Gehlot, reports Financial Express.

  • 11:15 (IST)

    Chief Ministers likely to attend swearing-in ceremony

    Yogi Adityanath, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Raman Singh, Manohar Lal Khattar, Trivendra Singh Rawat, Pema Khandu, Vijay Rupani, N Biren Singh, Devendra Fadnavis, Raghubar Das and Sarbananda Sonowal.

  • 11:13 (IST)

    Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh and Yogi Adityanath present for swearing-in

  • 11:10 (IST)

    BJP promises to address law and order problem in Himachal

  • 11:08 (IST)

    Thakur comes from a humble background

    Thakur was born in Mandi district in 1965. His father, who was a farmer, had to make ends meet to feed three sons and two daughters. His father and brothers worked in the fields to provide Thakur with an education. Their efforts paid off as Thakur acquired an MA degree from Panjab University in Chandigarh.

  • 11:06 (IST)

    Experienced Thakur has consistently winning polls

    Thakur was a minister in the earlier BJP government and with the exception of a bypoll he lost to Virbhadra Singh’s wife Pratibha Singh in the Mandi constituency in 2014, his record in the Assembly election has been stellar.

  • 10:59 (IST)

    Himachal BJP promises to focus on state's economy 

  • 10:56 (IST)

    Only 10 of the 14 BJP chief ministers to attend the swearing-in

    By inviting chief ministers of all 18 states (19th state would be Gujarat where the ceremony was being held) and other coalition leaders at the Centre, the BJP showcased the ruling NDA's pan-India spread, this article in Firstpost noted. At present, BJP rules 14 states on its own and reigns in five in an alliance. Which explains the BJP's ability to stitch political and social coalitions and run them successfully. 

    However, this does not seem to be the case in Himachal Pradesh as only 9 to 10 BJP chief ministers are likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony. Vasundhara Raje is likely to not attend the event as she has fallen ill.

  • 10:54 (IST)

    Modi arrives in Shimla

  • 10:51 (IST)

    Visual from the venue 

  • 10:46 (IST)

    Jairam Thakur spells out his priority for the state

    Jairam Thakur said that his top priorities would be restoring law and order situation, to do away with the VIP culture, to review all decisions of the previous Congress government in past three months, to minimise wasteful expenditure and to develop tourism infrastructure.

  • 10:36 (IST)

    Vasundhara Raje to not make it to the swearing-in ceremony 

    The chief ministers of at least 10 BJP-ruled states are likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony. However, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje is not expected to make it to the swearing-in ceremony due to fever and an sprained ankle, reported IANS.

  • 10:25 (IST)

    Would have been happy if my father had been alive, says Thakur

  • 10:24 (IST)

    It is a win for common man, says Jairam Thakur's wife

  • 10:23 (IST)

    Modi arrives in Chandigarh 

  • List of ministers to be sworn-in today

    Suresh Bhardwaj
    Anil sharma
    Govind Thakur
    Mahender singh
    Sarveen Chaudhary
    Ram Lal Markandaye
    Vipin Parmar
    Rajeev Saijal
    Thakur Bikram
    Virender Kanwar

  • 10:06 (IST)

    Ahead of his swearing-in, Thakur speaks to people of Himachal

  • 09:47 (IST)

    PK Dhumal backed Thakur to takeover as CM

    Thakur's name was proposed by two-time former chief minister PK Dhumal and seconded by Union minister JP Nadda and another two-time chief minister Shanta Kumar. Thakur met Governor Acharya Devvrat on Sunday to formally stake claim to form the new government in the hill state.

  • 09:30 (IST)

    Prem Kumar Dhumal's defeat led to Thakur's selection as CM

    Thakur, known for his clean image and a subdued, non-aggressive image, won from Seraj constituency in the Assembly polls defeating Chet Ram of Congress. According to a senior BJP leader, one of the reasons why the 52-year-old BJP leader was selected for the post was that the party would not need to go through a by-election.

    PTI

  • 09:29 (IST)

    BJP CMs from 10 states to attend swearing-in ceremony

    The swearing-in ceremony will take place at 11 am at Simla's historic Ridge Ground, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and chief ministers of at least 10  BJP-ruled states are expected to attend.

  • 09:28 (IST)

    Swearing-in to take place at 11 am

    Jairam Thakur, a five-time MLA from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), will be the new chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, and will be sworn in on Wednesday.

Jairam Thakur will be sworn-in as Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. The ceremony, which is expected to be brief, will be held at the historic Ridge Ground in Shimla at 11 am, reported NDTV. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and chief ministers of at least 10 BJP-ruled states are likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony.

Elaborate security arrangements are being made for the swearing-in ceremony and the prime minister is likely to address people at the Ridge.

The five-time MLA from Seraj in Mandi was elected leader of the BJP legislature party on Sunday after the party ousted the Congress from power in the state by winning 44 out of the 68 seats in the Assembly polls.  The 52-year-old Thakur is the youngest to head the government and belongs to the Rajput community, which has a significant presence in the hill state.

 Jairam Thakur swearing-in ceremony updates: 11-member Himachal cabinet inducted, Sarveen Choudhary lone woman

Himachal Pradesh chief minister-designate Jairam Thakur. Twitter @JairamThakur1

"The cabinet will have both experienced and new faces," Thakur told reporters here in his first official interaction with reporters a day after being elected as the BJP Legislature Party leader in the Assembly. However, Thakur, a confidant of Union Health Minister JP Nadda, refused to comment on the size of the cabinet and to reveal the names of his cabinet colleagues.

Thakur said that his top priorities would be restoring law and order situation, to do away with the VIP culture, to review all decisions of the previous Congress government in past three months, to minimise wasteful expenditure and to develop tourism infrastructure.

The likely new ministers in his 11-member cabinet are former Cabinet ministers Rajeev Bindal, Kishan Kapoor, Sarveen Chaudhary, Mohinder Singh, Congress rebel Anil Sharma, Narinder Bragta and Ramesh Dhawala and new faces could comprise Gobind Thakur, Vikram Jaryal, Rakesh Pathania and Rajeev Sahjal, IANS reported.

Sarveen Chaudhary, if inducted, will be the lone woman minister in the cabinet.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Dec 27, 2017 12:13:24 IST

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