Ramesh Pokhriyal is the new CM of Uttarakhand

New Delhi: Ramesh Pokhriyal was on Wednesday named the chief minister of Uttarakhand replacing B C Khanduri, who has stepped down after the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) complete rout in the state in the recent Lok Sabha elections.


A meeting of the BJP legislators on Wednesday morning unanimously selected Pokhriyal, party soruces said, adding that his name was proposed by Khanduri.


"I thank party members and Khanduriji. As Chief Minister, my efforts will be to work to fulfil Khandurji's dream to make our state heaven on earth," Pokhriyal told reporters.

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