Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday attend the oath-taking ceremony of Dehradun CM-Designate Trivendra Singh Rawat. Tweeting from his official handle, PM Modi said: “Will be in Dehradun this afternoon to attend the oath taking ceremony of Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat.” Along with the PM, BJP chief Amit Shah and several other top leaders are scheduled to attend the ceremony. Trivendra Singh Rawat’s name as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand was announced on Friday evening. It will be a watchful day as Uttar Pradesh’s next chief minister will also be announced in the evening.
Rawat, who is a leader with RSS background, is believed to be one Amit Shah’s loyal leaders in the state. Earlier, Rawat was appointed party’sJharkhand unit chief, and played an pivotal role in BJP’s winning campaign this year. He was with the RSS from 1983 to 2002, and held the key post of organising secretary of the Uttarakhand region at first, and later the state. He first won the Doiwala assembly seat in 2002 and was elected to the assembly for the third time and served as the state agriculture minister between 2007-2012.
Even though 56-year-old was always a favourite to be the Chief Minister of state, he faced tough competition from Satpal Maharaj and Prakash Pant but was given the responsibility after the meeting. BJP won 56 out of 70 seats in the state dethroning Harish Rawat’s Congress government. The party has already formed the government in Manipur and Goa by forming post-poll alliances despite not getting a clear mandate. In Goa Manohar Parrikar was named the Chief Minister while N Biren Singh formed the first BJP-led government in Manipur.