Meet the Leaders the Himachal CM Has Inducted Into His Cabinet

Meet the Leaders the Himachal CM Has Inducted Into His Cabinet

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Jairam Thakur, a five-time legislator, was sworn-in as the 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh at the historic Ridge Maidan on Wednesday, 27 December. The Assembly elections in the hill state saw the Bharatiya Janata Party win 44 seats in the 68-member House.

Virender Kanwar, Vikram Singh, Anil Sharma, Sarveen Choudhary, Ram Lal Markanda, Mahendra Singh, Kishan Kapoor, and Suresh Bhardwaj took oath as Cabinet ministers in the Himachal Pradesh government.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president Amit Shah, former deputy prime minister LK Advani, and several Union ministers and chief ministers arrived in Himachal to attend the ceremony.

Modi’s visit to Shimla is his first in eight months – he last visited the hill city on 27 April to address a rally.

Chief ministers in attendance included Yogi Adityanath, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Raman Singh, Vasundhara Raje, Manohar Lal Khattar, Trivendra Singh Rawat, Pema Khandu, Vijay Rupani, N Biren Singh, Devendra Fadnavis, Raghubar Das, and Sarbananda Sonowal.

Meet the Himachal Ministers

Jairam Thakur, Himachal Chief Minister
Total assets: Rs 3.27 crore
Education: Graduate

Mahender Singh, Cabinet minister
Total assets: Rs 15.38 crore
Education: 12th pass
Criminal cases: 1

Kishan Kapoor, Cabinet minister
Total assets: Rs 7.99 crore
Education: 12th pass
Criminal cases: 1

Suresh Bharadwaj, Cabinet minister
Total assets: Rs. 93.53 lakh
Education: Graduate professional
Criminal cases: 1

Anil Sharma, Cabinet minister
Total assets: Rs 40.24 crore
Education: 12th pass
Criminal cases: 1

Sarveen Chaudhary, Cabinet minister
Total assets: Rs 4.19 crore
Education: Postgraduate

Ram Lal Markanda, Cabinet minister
Total Assets: Rs 87.73 lakh
Education: Doctorate

Vipin Parmar, Cabinet minister
Total assets: Rs 1.44 crore
Education: Graduate professional

Virender Kanwar, Cabinet minister
Total assets: Rs 3.38 crore
Education: Graduate professional

Vikram Singh, Cabinet minister
Total assets: Rs 74.33 lakh
Education: Graduate professional
Criminal cases: 1

Govind Singh Thakur, Cabinet minister
Total assets: Rs 6.82 crore
Education: Graduate
Criminal cases: 3

Deputy chief ministers Nirmal Singh, Nitin Bhai Patel, Keshav Prasad Maurya, Sushil Modi, and Dinesh Sharma also attended the swearin-in of Thakur.

Massive security arrangements were made for the grand function, and the Ridge Maidan, Annandale helipad, and Shimla’s Jubbarhatti airport remained under Special Protection Group (SPG) protection.

(With inputs from PTI)

Also read: Jairam Thakur Takes Oath as Himachal CM in Presence of Modi, Shah

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