BJP leaders holds the meeting for Himachal CM candidate

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Jai Ram Thakur elected as the Chief Minister of Himachal

By Rajdeep Kaur

December 24, 2017

Jai Ram Thakur elected Chief Minister Himachal: BJP leaders holds the meeting for Himachal CM candidate. Jai Ram Thakur elected as the Chief Minister of Himachal. Formal announcement has been done after meeting at Peter-half Shimla. Likewise, This time also he has been elected MLA from Saraj of Mandi district . He is the 13th CM of Himachal.  Swearing in ceremony of  newly elected CM will take place on December 27. PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will present on the occasion 

Like many of India’s politicians, Thakur also hails from a humble background.

He was born into a farming family in Mandi district in 1965. His father was poor and it was tough for him to feed the family of three sons and two daughters. Being the last child helped Jai Ram. His father and brothers worked in the fields to get him a better education. Thakur did not disappoint them. Known for academic excellence, he did MA from Panjab University in Chandigarh.

His family wanted him to take up some job or to help out with farming, but Thakur had his heart set on something else. Despite severe opposition from his family, Thakur contested the 1993 Assembly polls from Seraj on a BJP ticket. He was just 28 years old and had no money. After giving a good fight, he lost. Everybody thought it was the end of his political career. But the young man had decided to stay in politics.

He waited till the next election and managed to secure a BJP ticket once again in 1998. This time he won comfortably. Thakur repeated the feat four more times on the trot from the same constituency. He, however, lost the Mandi Lok Sabha bypoll to Virbhadra Singh’s wife Prathibha Singh in 2013.

In 2008, he was made Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister in the Dhumal government. He also held the post of Himachal Pradesh BJP president between 2007 and 2009. Jai Ram Thakur elected Chief Minister Himachal. Considered a consensus builder in faction-ridden unit of the BJP, Thakur is said to be a favourite among local BJP workers in the Himalayan state. This time, he ensured that the BJP won 16 seats in his region.