Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami has announced Rs 25 lakh financial aid to the family of Ankita Bhandari, 19-year-old receptionist, murdered in Rishikesh. On September 28, Dhami-led BJP government said, "The state government is with Ankita's family. We will extend all help to them. The case is being probed by an SIT (Special Investigation Team). Notably, BJP MLA's son Pulkit Arya, allegedly murdered Ankita when she refused sexual favours.… read-more
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Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhanush has announced a portal to facilitate suggestions on Uniform Civil Code (UCC). The chairman and members of the expert committee met CM Dhami in the secretariat and held a discussion on the matter. An approval was given in the first cabinet meeting, constituting an expert committee. Furthermore, Dhami lauded the committee’s work so far, and said that it has worked “expeditiously”.
Cricketer Rishabh Pant has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand brand ambassador, said CM Pushkar Singh Dhami. On August 11, Dhami welcomed Pant and congratulated him during an event in Delhi. "Pant has made a mark in the world. He has brought laurels to the country and the state", said CM Dhami. He further said, appointing Rishabh as the state ambassador will inspire youth in sports field,
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami said that the goal of drug-free Devbhoomi will be achieved by the year 2025. The statement has come in a meeting with the Narco Coordination (NCORD) at the secretariat, on July 29. He said that the drug suppliers should be hit hard, while the children and youth should be protected from the grip of drugs.
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami assured that Uniform Civil Code (UCC) will soon be implemented in the state. With this, Uttarakhand will become the second state after Goa, to implement UCC. CM Dhami said, UCC will be brought in irrespective of people's "religion and section of the society". Himachal Pradesh's CM Jairam Thakur and Assam CM Himanta Sarma have also extended their support towards implementing UCC.
In Uttarakhand's Kedarnath, four more Pilgrims lost their lives after falling ill, on May 25. Meanwhile, three others have been airlifted to Rishikesh's AIIMS via air ambulance. The deceased have been identified as Rishi Bhadauriya (65), Shambu Dayal Yadav (66), Kamalnath Bhatt (60) and Changdev Janardan Shinde. Reportedly, since May 6, over 38 Pilgrims have died on their way, due to cardiac arrest and other health problems.
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PM Narendra Modi led Central Government approved Rs 1,093.01 crore for the upgradation of the Paonta-Sahib Ballupur Highway and the construction of four-lane in Uttarakhand. On March 31, CM Pushkar Singh Dhami extended gratitude for the released funds and said, "With the cooperation of the central government, road connectivity in Uttarakhand is continuously getting stronger". Notably, PM Modi and Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari… read-more
Newly elected Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami took oath as the CM, on March 23. PM Narendra Modi, BJP leaders like Yogi Adityanath, Pramod Sawant, Nitin Gadkari and others attended the swear-in ceremony, organised in Dehradun. With this, Dhami will hold the CM's position for a second term, despite losing Khatima constituency, against the Congress in 2022 elections. Notably, BJP won 47 seats in the 2022 state assembly polls.
The BJP stated that Pushkar Singh Dhami will continue as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, on March 21. After winning the Assembly polls of Uttarakhand, the party was in a dilemma as to who will be the next CM of the state. The confusion reportedly arose due to a loss Dhami faced in Khatima, a seat which he never lost since 2012 polls. BJP won 47 out of 70 seats.
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BJP leader Amit Shah, is scheduled to conduct Uttarakhand legislature meeting to discuss the formation of Uttarakhand government. Notably, acting CM Pushkar Singh Dhami is likely to become the Legislative Leader of Uttarakhand, even after losing against Congress leader in 2022 Assembly elections. It is to be noted, Uttarakhand MLAs are ready to vacant seats, to make way for Dhami. As per constitution, a MLA could be a CM.