Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank was on Saturday sworn-in as the fifth chief minister of Uttarakhand [ Images ].
He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor B L Joshi at a function organised at Rajbhavan in Dehradun.
BJP President Rajnath Singh, senior party leader M M Joshi, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev [ Images ] and Chidanand Muni of Parmarth Niketan ashram were also present during the swearing-in ceremony.
Three MLAs -- Matbar Singh Kandari, Bishan Singh Chufal and Madan Kaushik -- also took oath as cabinet ministers. All the three were also cabinet ministers in the previous B C Khanduri government.