Who sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh on 27th December 2017?
(Jai Ram Thakur Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh)
Jai Ram Thakur (born on 6th January 1965) is the current Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. Jai Ram Thakur belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and is the 6th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He assumed office on 27th December 2017. He was chosen as the Chief Minister after the defeat of the Chief Ministerial candidate from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal in the assembly elections held in November 2017. Mr Jai Ram Thakur succeeded Mr Virbhadra Singh from the Indian National Congress (INC) party as the Chief Minister of the state.
Born in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India, Mr Jai Ram Thakur represents Seraj constituency in the Himachal Pradesh assembly. Since 1998 Mr Thakur has been serving as a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) in the Himachal Pradesh assembly. Mr Jai Ram Thakur served as the Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj from 2009-2012 in the BJP led government in the state.
(location of Himachal Pradesh on the map of India)
Himachal Pradesh is an Indian state located in the northern part of the country. Himachal Pradesh is situated in the Western Himalayas and shares its borders with the Indian states of Punjab in the west, Uttarakhand in the southeast, Haryana in the southwest, Jammu & Kashmir in the north and the Tibet Autonomous Region in the east. It also shares its borders with Uttar Pradesh. The capital of the Himachal Pradesh is Shimla. Dharamshala is the second capital of the state in winter. The state of Himachal Pradesh is of a unicameral legislature with 68 seats. There are 12 districts in the state. Acharya Dev Vrat is the Governor of the state. Himachal Pradesh covers a total area of 55,673 sq km (21,495 sq mi). As per the 2011 census, the population of the state is 6,864,602 and the literacy rate is 83.78%. The official language of the state is Hindi with English being the additional official language.