Shimla: Jairam Thakur said on Wednesday that people have shown faith in the saffron party and he would try to meet their expectations.
Talking to media, he said, "I will try to meet their (people's) expectations. The public has shown immense faith in the BJP."
On the other hand, his wife Sadhana Thakur said Jairam's win and selection for the top post was a victory for the common man. "There are a lot of expectations with this government that they will try and solve the problems being faced by the public," she added, as per ANI.
Jairam was on Wednesday sworn in as the 14th CM of Himachal Pradesh along with eleven other ministers at a ceremony at the historic Ridge ground.
Governor Acharya Devvrat administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 52-year-old Thakur, a five-time MLA from Seraj and other ministers which included six new faces.
Thakur had earlier served as minister from 2009 to 2012. He was the state BJP chief from 2006 to 2009.
The new ministers include Mohinder Singh, Krishan Kapoor, Suresh Bharadwaj, Anil Sharma, Sarveen Chowdhary, Ram Lal Markanda, Vipin Parmar, Virender Kanwar, Gobind Thakur, Rajiv Saizal and Vikram Singh.
The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, BJP veteran LK Advani and a host of union ministers like Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and JP Nadda.
CMs of BJP-ruled states like Yogi Adityanath, Manohar Lal Khattar, Devendra Fadanvis and Sarbanand Sonowal were also present on the occasion.
The BJP won 44 out of 68 seats in the recent state Assembly elections, ousting the Congress.
(With Agency inputs)