Pushkar Singh Dhami Biography: Wiki/Bio, Political Career, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, UCC Bill 2024

Pushkar Singh Dhami Biography: Wiki/Bio, Political Career, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, UCC Bill 2024

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Pushkar Singh Dhami, born on 16 September 1975, is an Indian politician affiliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He currently serves as the 10th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, a position he has held since 2021. Dhami represents the Champawat Assembly constituency in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly since 2022, having previously represented Khatima from 2012 to 2022. Despite losing his seat in the 2022 elections, he was re-elected as Chief Minister by BJP MLAs. Notably, he is the only Chief Minister of Uttarakhand to serve a second consecutive term in office since the state’s inception.

Pushkar Singh Dhami

Pushkar Singh Dhami is an Indian politician and the current Chief Minister of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. He was born on September 16, 1975, in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. Dhami is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and was appointed as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on July 4, 2021, following the resignation of Tirath Singh Rawat.

Dhami started his political career as a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the BJP. He later joined the BJP and was elected as a member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly from the Khatima constituency in 2012 and 2017. He has also served as the President of the BJP’s youth wing in Uttarakhand.

As the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Dhami has been focused on developing the state’s tourism sector, improving healthcare infrastructure, and addressing the issue of unemployment. He has also taken steps to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

A brief biography of Pushkar Singh Dhami

Name Pushkar Singh Dhami
Born September 16, 1975 [49 – 2024]
Birthplace Kanalichhina, located in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, India
Father’s Name Late Subedar Sher Singh Dhami
Mother’s Name Smt. Vishna Devi
Wife’s Name Smt. Geeta Dhami
Children 2
Educational Qualification Education Post Graduation in (MHRM&IR) LLB, Diploma in Public Administration
Title Office  Chief Minister Uttrakhand 2021-Till Present
Political Party Bhartiy Jnta Party ( BJP )

Early Life and Biography

Pushkar Singh Dhami was born on September 16, 1975 [49 Age], in the small town of Kanalichhina, located in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, India. His parents, Sher Singh Dhami and Mrs. Vishna Devi were both schoolteachers.

Dhami received his primary education from a local school in Kanalichhina. He then moved to the city of Nainital to attend Birla Vidya Mandir, a prestigious residential school. He completed his higher secondary education at the same school.

After completing his education, Dhami joined the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He became actively involved in student politics and worked to promote the party’s ideology.

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Dhami continued his association with the BJP even after completing his education. He held various positions within the party and worked tirelessly to strengthen its presence in Uttarakhand. He eventually rose through the ranks and was elected as a member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly from the Khatima constituency in 2012 and 2017.

His father was in the Indian Army, so he had a passion for patriotism and national service from the very beginning. He spent his childhood in financial deprivation and had his primary education in a government school. He is the only son of his family and he has three sisters. Being the only son of the family, the responsibilities of the family always remained on him.

 Such was his early life

Pushkar Singh Dhami’s father was a Subedar in the Indian Army, his name is Subedar Sher Singh Dhami and his mother’s name is Mrs. Vishna Devi. Vishna Devi was a pious, soft-spoken, and responsible woman towards her family. Pushkar Singh Dhami was interested in scout guide, NCC, NSS, etc. in school and participated in them. He was interested in social work from the very beginning.

As a student leader, Dhami fought for the interests of the students by uniting the students at Lucknow University and giving them their rights which played an important role in the important change and operation of the education system. From here Dhami’s political qualities developed and made up his mind to go into politics.

Political Journey of Pushkar Singh Dhami

Pushkar Singh Dhami started his political journey with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. From the year 1990 to 1999, Dhami worked in various positions as a worker in Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad from district to state and national forum. During this time, as a state minister in different roles, he played a major role in coordinating and conducting the National Conference of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad held in Lucknow.

Well acquainted with the difficult conditions of Uttarakhand, Dhami closely observed and understood the local problems. After the formation of Uttarakhand, he served as OSD to former Chief Minister of the state Bhagat Singh Koshyari from 2001 to 2002.

Dhami was also the state president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha twice. Dhami strengthened his political identity by organizing huge rallies and conferences by gathering unemployed youth from place to place in Uttarakhand for six years from 2002 to 2008.

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When was Pushkar Singh Dhami elected MLA for the first time

Pushkar Singh Dhami was first elected MLA from Khatima Vidhan Sabha in 2012 and elected MLA for the second time in 2017, since then is an MLA from the same Vidhan Sabha.

Pushkar Singh Dhami will take oath as the eleventh Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. After being elected the leader of the Uttarakhand Legislature, Pushkar Singh Dhami said that ‘My party has chosen a common worker. Together we will work for the welfare of the people. According to media reports, Pushkar Singh Dhami will take the oath of office and secrecy of the Chief Minister at 6 pm today.

Vidhan Sabha Election, 2022:

In the 2022 legislative election, Pushkar Singh Dhami, the current Chief Minister and a prominent face of the ruling party, suffered defeat against the Congress candidate, Bhuwan Chandra Kapri. This loss occurred in the Khatima constituency of the Uttarakhand legislative assembly. However, despite this setback, Dhami was re-elected for the position of Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on 21 March 2022. Furthermore, on 3 June 2022, he achieved success in the Champawat Assembly by-poll, following the resignation of the incumbent Kailash Chandra Gahtori.

UCC Bill 2024 Uttrakhand

  • The bill requires the registration of live-in relationships.
  • Children born from live-in relationships will be recognized as legitimate.
  • Deserted women in live-in relationships will have the right to maintenance from their partners.
  • Major recommendations include banning polygamy and child marriage.
  • A common marriageable age for girls across all faiths is proposed.
  • Similar grounds and procedures for divorce will be enforced.
  • The small tribal community in the hill state of Uttarakhand is exempt from the proposed law.
  • The passage of the Uttarakhand Uniform Civil Code Bill fulfills a key political agenda of the BJP, just months before the Lok Sabha elections.

Interesting fact

An interesting fact about Pushkar Singh Dhami is that

  • he is the youngest Chief Minister in the history of Uttarakhand. He was appointed as the Chief Minister of the state at the age of 45, making him the youngest person to hold the position.
  • Dhami is also known for his interest in adventure sports. He is a trained mountaineer and has climbed several peaks in the Himalayas. In 2006, he led an expedition to Mount Everest base camp. He is also an avid trekker and has participated in several expeditions to various parts of Uttarakhand.
  • Furthermore, Dhami is known for his proficiency in the Sanskrit language. He has a deep interest in Indian culture and heritage and has been actively involved in promoting the language and culture of Uttarakhand. In 2015, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Sanskrit Academy of Uttarakhand, a position he held until 2017.

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