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PM Modi, Amit Shah to attend swearing-in of Jairam Thakur as Himachal CM

Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states will attend the swearing-in ceremony

IANS  |  Shimla 

BJP's Jairam Thakur celebrates along with supporter after he was chosen as the party's Legislature party leader at a meeting, in Shimla. Photo: PTI
BJP's Jairam Thakur celebrates along with supporter after he was chosen as the party's Legislature party leader at a meeting, in Shimla. Photo: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President will attend the swearing-in of as the new here on December 27, the party said on Sunday.

Thakur, a confidant of Union Health Minister J P Nadda and associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, will take oath as the new Chief Minister along with his Cabinet colleagues at the Ridge in the state capital.

The Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states will attend the swearing-in ceremony, said a senior leader.

Earlier in the day, newly elected legislators of the chose five-time legislator Thakur as their leader.

He along with senior leaders later met Governor to stake claim to form the new state government.

The wrested power in Himachal from the Congress, winning close to a two-thirds majority with 44 seats in the 68-member assembly. The Congress won 21 seats, independents two and the one.

First Published: Sun, December 24 2017. 20:18 IST
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