Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday promised that the BJP government in Uttarakhand led by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat will return the public affection with a record development in the state. “Congratulations to Trivendra Singh Rawat and the entire team sworn in today (Saturday). Am sure they will work hard and fulfil people’s aspirations,” Modi said on Twitter after Rawat was sworn in by Governor Krishna Kant Paul in the state capital. “The new Uttarakhand government will return the tremendous affection shown by the state’s people with record development,” Modi added.
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Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, the leader who was chosen unanimously as Bharatiya Janata Party legislative party leader, sworn in for the post today. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Parade Ground in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP cheif Amit Shah.
Rawat became the eighth Chief Minister of the state, Rawat has also long been associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He has inducted a nine-member team – nine of them holding cabinet rank – that took oath along soon after. It includes Satpal Maharaj, who had joined the party on the eve of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from the Congress, kept a low profile for two years but was in contention for the top post. Interestingly, Trivendra Singh Rawat’s cabinet will have as many as four Congressmen.
PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter and congratulated the new Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and his council of Ministers. BJP has now formed government in Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand while the top leaders will announce the name of UP CM today.