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Jai Ram Thakur named Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh by BJP

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 December 2017, 14:39 IST
Jai Ram Thakur

In recently concluded assembly elections, Jai Ram Thakur has emerged as a prominent face in Himachal Pradesh and now he has been named the new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. After winning over Prem Singh Dhumal, Jai Ram was considered to be far ahead in the CM race and finally he got stamped in his name. Indeed, Jai Ram is considered to be a PM Narendra Modi's first choice as CM. Jayaram Thakur has grown up in the patio of the RSS, and has stepped into politics with ABVP.

Thakur won his first assembly election in 1998. After this, he went on winning consecutively and this is the fifth victory. He has also taken over the charge of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department in Dhumal Government.

Jairam's biggest political power is his society. He comes from the Kshatriya society considered to be king in the state of Himachal. Jairam holds a strong hold in his society. Jairam is considered as a strong leader of the organization and party. He has also taken over the command of Himachal Pradesh BJP. He has been strengthening the party by visiting those areas of Himachal, where no one wants to go in the cold season.

First published: 24 December 2017, 14:28 IST