In 2001, Dhami served as an adviser to Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, then chief minister of Uttarakhand. He started his political career in 1990 with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the BJP. He also served as the state president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha until 2008. During this time, he was credited with compelling the state government to reserve 70 per cent of opportunities for the local youth in industries of the state. On 3 July 2021, Dhami was sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, after the resignation of Tirath Singh Rawat.
Tension reigned supreme over a shutdown call at the Siliguri Government Polytechnic today. The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) had called the bandh at the institute after the Trinamul Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) allegedly assaulted two of their activists on Thursday.
Sources said 18 ABVP members and four TMCP members were injured in the scuffle.
“TMCP attacked two ABVP leaders, Abir Das and myself, in the institute when we were leading a deputation to the authorities yesterday. We called the bandh today to protest the incident,” said joint secretary of the ABVP Siliguri, Aniket Dey Sarkar.
TMCP leaders, however, denied the charges. “Despite the provocation of the ABVP, TMCP activists did not engage in any tussle,” said Darjeeling district TMCP president Tanay Talukdar.