SHIMLA: Jai Ram Thakur is all set to swear-in as the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh at the historic Ridge Maidan in Shimla on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah will also be attending the ceremony.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, former deputy prime minister L K Advani and several Union ministers and chief ministers of BJP-led states are expected to attend the ceremony.
The oath-taking ceremony will take place at 11 am. Massive security and other arrangements have been made for the function. About 1,000 security men have been deployed.
Thakur was born into a poor agricultural family in Mandi district in 1965. As his family struggled to make ends, Thakur was always encouraged to study. An academically bright student, he pursued MA from Panjab University in Chandigarh.
The 52-year-old is reportedly close to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Few cabinet ministers are also likely to take the oath, but their names are yet to be