Trivendra Singh Rawat sworn in as Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat

Dehradun: BJP leader Trivendra Singh Rawat was on Saturday sworn in as Uttarakhand Chief Minister, as Governor K K Paul administered him the oath of office and secrecy along with and nine other ministers.
The ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and other national and state party leaders.
Other leaders who were made Cabinet ministers include Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, Madan Kaushik, Arvind Pandey, Subodh Uniyal, Yashpal Arya and Prakash Pant while Rekha Arya and Dhan Singh Rawat took oath as ministers of state.
Coupled with his administrative and organisational skills and experience, 56-year-old Rawat’s loyalty to the party and RSS ideology catapulted him to the top post in the state.
Rawat, a former RSS pracharak, was appointed the party’s national secretary in 2013, and was later made co-incharge of the party’s affairs in Uttar Pradesh in 2014.
He was BJP in-charge of Jharkhand ahead of the crucial assembly election, a responsibility he discharged well to further strengthen the party leadership’s trust in him
Rawat had wrested the Doiwala seat from Congress with an impressive margin of 24,869 votes to win it for the third time. The BJP decimated the Congress in the assembly election, winning 57 of the 70 seats.


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