Photos: Jairam Thakur sworn-in as 14th CM of Himachal Pradesh

Jairam Thakur is the first CMr from the second largest Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.

 Photos: Jairam Thakur sworn-in as 14th CM of Himachal Pradesh
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Shimla: Jairam Thakur 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.

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, veteran party leader LK Advani and a host of union ministers.

Thakur is the first CM from the second largest Mandi district in Himachal. He 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.

Apart from Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and JP Nadda, CMs of BJP-ruled states like Yogi Adityanath, Manohar Lal Khattar, Devendra Fadanvis and Sarbanand Sonowal were present on the occasion. 

The BJP won 44 out of 68 seats in the state Assembly.

(With PTI inputs)

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