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Pushkar Singh Dhami Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Geeta Dhami
Hometown: Khatima, Udham Singh Nagar
Age: 46 Years

Pushkar Singh Dhami

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionPolitician
Famous ForBeing the youngest and the 10th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand at the age of 45 years
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Politics
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Bharatiya Janata Party symbol
Political Journey• He was a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) till 1999
• He became the chief of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Uttarakhand, and served the post till 2008
• He became the MLA from the Khatima constituency in Udham Nagar twice
• In July 2021, after the resignation of Tirath Singh Rawat, he was appointed as the 10th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and assumed office on 4 July 2021.
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 September 1975
Age (as of 2021) 46 Years
BirthplacePithoragarh, Uttarakhand
Zodiac signVirgo
NationalityIndian
HometownKhatima, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand
College/UniversityLucknow University, Lucknow
CasteThakur [1]India Today
Educational QualificationLLB from Lucknow University (2002) [2]MyNeta
AddressH.No. 112, Vill. Nagta Tarai, Teh. Khatima, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand
ControversyAs Pushkar Singh Dhami was preparing to take the oath as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, an old tweet from 2015 resurfaced on the internet stirring up a controversy for the new CM. The tweet involved a picture of the map of India which was drawn in saffron colour and covered many neighbouring countries as well. Many politicans and Twitter users started pointing out the faults in the map. The map of India and neighbouring countries had 'Akhand Bharat' written on it. The map also had a picture of Bharat Mata in the middle and it carried the caption 'Akhand Bharat — the desire of every Rshtrabhakt.' While several people supported this tweet, on the other hand, a former IAS officer, Jawhar Sircar, opposed the choice of his appointment and said that BJP should choose Pushkar as the foreign minister so that he can lead the country towards the Third World War. [3]News18
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date5 February 2011
Pushkar Singh Dhami with his wife, Geeta Dhami
Family
Wife/SpouseGeeta Dhami
ChildrenSon- He has two sons
Pushkar Singh Dhami's mother, wife, and kids celebrating his victory
ParentsFather- Sher Singh Dhami
Mother- Vishna Devi
Pushkar Singh Dhami's mother, Vishna Devi
Money Factor
Assets/Properties [4]<a href="http://((MyNeta" target="_blank">MyNeta))Moveable Assets
• Bank Deposits: Rs. 13.45 lakhs
• NSS, Postal Savings: Rs. 1.61 lakhs
• LIC or other insurance policies: Rs. 15.09 lakhs
• Jewellery: Rs. 3.36 lakhs
• Other assets: Rs. 2.40 lakhs
Net Worth[5]MyNetaRs. 49.15 lakhs (as in 2017)

Pushkar Singh Dhami

Some Lesser Known Facts About Pushkar Singh Dhami

  • Pushkar Singh Dhami is an Indian politician who has been serving as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is a member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly from the Khatima constituency, and on 3rd July 2021, he was appointed as the 10th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.
  • Along with Pushkar Singh Dhami, eleven other ministers were also sworn in as the member of the cabinet. The ministers sworn were Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, Bishan Singh Chufal, Subodh Uniyal, Arvind Pandey, Bansidhar Bhagat, Yashpal Arya, Ganesh Joshi, Dhan Singh Rawat, Rekha Arya, and Yatishwaranand.

  • Pushkar Singh Dhami took the oath of office under the supervision of governor Baby Rani Maurya at the Raj Bhawan in Dehradun.

    Pushkar Singh Dhammi taking oath with the governor Baby Rani Maurya

    Pushkar Singh Dhammi taking oath with the governor Baby Rani Maurya

  • The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, made a tweet on his Twitter account to wish luck to Pushkar Singh Dhami for taking up the position.

  • Pushkar Singh pursued his bachelor’s degree in law from Lucknow University, and then he earned a postgraduate degree in human relations management and industrial relations. [6]The Print
  • Before joining BJP, Pushkar Singh Dhami has worked in various positions in the RSS for almost 33 years. He was a part of the ABVP party for ten years when he was working in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Pushkar Singh Dhami has also served as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Bhagat Singh Koshiyari during his tenure as the chief minister in 2001-2002. Dhami was also the vice-chairman of the urban monitoring committee in the state.
  • It was reported that Pushkar Singh Dhami is very close to the Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Some have claimed that Dhami was appointed as the CM after Rajnath’s suggestion. [7]NDTV
  • In 2002, Pushkar Singh Dhami became the first president of Uttarakhand BJP’s Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and held the position till 2008. Even during his time in ABVP and BJYM, Dhami was actively working as an RSS swayamsevak in the state of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

    Pushkar Singh Dhami during his time in RSS

    Pushkar Singh Dhami during his time in RSS

  • Pushkar Singh Dhami was serving as the MLA from Khatima tehsil twice. He was elected as the MLA for the first time in 2012 and for the second time in 2017. Before becoming the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, he was the state vice-president for BJP.
  • In an interview, a family friend of Dhami informed the journalists that Dhami was aware of what was coming his way even before his predecessor, Tirath Singh Rawat, resigned from his position. The person said with the condition of anonymity-

    Dhami was summoned to Delhi by the BJP leadership 4-5 days back. He was conveyed about the party’s decision by president J.P. Nadda. He also met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other party leaders on the same day.”

  • In 2017, BJP won the assembly elections by taking over 56 seats out of the 70 seats in the state. After the win, Trivendra Singh Rawat became the chief minister of Uttarakhand and served till 2021. Trivendra Singh Rawat congratulated Pushkar Singh Dhami and further said-

    We’re sure that Uttarakhand will attain new heights of development in the coming period under his leadership.”

  • In March 2021, Tirath Singh Rawat was appointed as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, however, he had to resign from his post just after four months. According to the rules, Tirath Singh Rawat was required to be selected as a member of the legislative assembly within the first six months of his tenure to continue on the post of CM, however, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has the right to cancel the polls if an assembly term is ending in less than a year, and this made Rawat ineligible to continue on his post. [8]Hindustan Times

    Tirath Singh Rawat (left) with Pushkar Singh Dhammi (center)

    Tirath Singh Rawat (left) with Pushkar Singh Dhammi (center)

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