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PM Modi wishes Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur on his birthday

SNS | New Delhi |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished Himchal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on his 53rd birthday and prayed for his “long and healthy life”.

“On his birthday, I convey my greetings to Himachal Pradesh’s energetic Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur. May Almighty bless him with a long and healthy life,” tweeted Modi.

Thakur, who turned 53 on Saturday, is five-time legislator was sworn in as the 13th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh on December 27, 2016.

Hailing from the Rajput community with a significant presence in the hill state, Thakur won from Seraj constituency in the assembly polls where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wrested power from the Congress, winning close to two thirds majority.

In the 68-member assembly, the BJP won 44 seats while the Congress bagged 21 seats.