Trivendra Singh Rawat Uttarakhand Chief Minister : BJP Long-time RSS activist Trivendra Singh Rawat Going to Take oath as the New Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Saturday Today afternoon along with his council of 15 ministers in Dehradun on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah are likely to attend the grand ceremony at the Parade Grounds. In the recently Uttarakhand elections concluded, Trivendra Singh Rawat (56) won the Doiwala seat for a third time with an impressive margin of 24,869 votes.This was his third win from the constituency, where he has contested elections since 2002.
The BJP’s Trivendra Singh Rawat, who had been a long-time RSS pracharak, will take oath as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand today. Mr Rawat, who had worked closely with party chief Amit Shah during the 2014 national election, has many years of experience as a minister.
His name was proposed by BJP leader Prakash Pant and seconded by Satpal Maharaj – the two BJP men were also in the race for the post.
Mr Rawat will be sworn in as Uttarakhand Chief Minister today at Dehradun’s Parade Ground. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah are scheduled to attend the swearing-in ceremony.
Mr Rawat will be the ninth Chief Minister of the hill state. After Mr Pant and Mr Maharaj’s prooposal, the remaining 54 Bharatiya Janata Party legislators unanimously approved Mr Rawat’s candidature.
Addressing the media yesterday, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “Trivendra Singh Rawat has been elected as the leader of the BJP Legislature Party.
The proposal was accepted unanimously.” Mr Tomar also said that Mr Rawat later met Governor Krishan Kant Paul and staked claim to form the new government.
The BJP has won 57 of Uttarkhand’s 70 seats in a total rout of the Congress, which ruled the state for the last five year.
Elected from Doiwala, where he defeated Congress’ Hira Singh Bisht with a margin of over 24,000 votes, Mr Rawat is widely regarded in the party for his organisational skills.
Besides being closely associated with Narendra Modi when he was a BJP General Secretary, Mr Rawat also worked with Amit Shah as his deputy in Uttar Pradesh during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
That was when the BJP and its ally Apna Dal created history by sweeping 73 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.
Trivendra Singh Rawat, who holds a masters degree in journalism, is also known for his proximity to BJP chief Amit Shah and the party’s central leadership, which could have strengthened his chances at heading the state’s executive.The BJP registered a landslide victory in Uttarakhand, winning 57 of the 70 seats.
This was the biggest ever win by any party in the state so far. The party garnered a whopping 46.5 per cent of votes.
“It will be an inclusive government,” said Jaju. However, that will be a formidable challenge for Rawat, going by the buzz outside the venue of Friday’s party meeting where the supporters of Satpal Maharaj and Prakash Pant, who were in the race to be Chief Minister, had gathered.
Check Here are some of thr Ket points about the New Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat:
1) He was born in the year 1960 December into a family where serving the armed forces was a tradition, with his father Pratap Singh Rawat in Garhwal Rifles
2) Trivendra studied in a school built of mud and thatch in his native village of Khairasain in Pauri Garhwal district
3) An RSS veteran since 1979, Trivendra Rawat did his post-graduation in journalism. He was appointed as an Uttarakhand organisational secretary for five years in 1970
4) Rawat also served as state cabinet minister in 2007 under BC Khanduri government