1. Uttarakhand elections 2017: Trivendra Singh Rawat sworn-in as new Chief Minister in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Uttarakhand elections 2017: Trivendra Singh Rawat sworn-in as new Chief Minister in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Long time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak and Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Trivendra Singh Rawat has been sworn-in as the new chief minister of Uttarakhand today.

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Uttarakhand elections 2017, Trivendra Singh Rawat, Uttarakhand CM, Trivendra Singh Rawat swearing in ceremony, BJP, Assembly Elections, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah Long time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak and Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Trivendra Singh Rawat has been sworn-in as the new chief minister of Uttarakhand today. (Source: ANI)

Long time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak and Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Trivendra Singh Rawat has been sworn-in as the new chief minister of Uttarakhand today. The swearing in ceremony that started at 3pm in Dehradun today and was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah. Rawat along with nine other MLAs took oath. Other leaders including Prakash Pant, Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, Madan Kaushik also took oath as Uttarakhand cabinet ministers. The ceremony was graced by several bigwigs of the saffron party including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda and Uma Bharti.

Long time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak and Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Trivendra Singh Rawat has been sworn-in as the new chief minister of Uttarakhand today. The swearing in ceremony that started at 3pm in Dehradun today was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah. Rawat along with six other MLAs took oath. Other leaders including Prakash Pant, Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, Madan Kaushik also took oath as Uttarakhand cabinet ministers. The ceremony was graced by several bigwigs of the saffron party including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda and Uma Bharti.

During the 2014 general elections, Rawat had worked closely with party president Amit Shah. He also has many years of experience as a minister and his name was proposed by BJP leader Prakash Pant and seconded by Satpal Maharaj – the two BJP leaders who were also in the race for the post. The swearing-in ceremony took place at at Dehradun’s Parade Ground.

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Rawat, who was a former associate of PM Modi and Agriculture Minister in the previous BJP government in Uttarakhand, is the ninth chief minister of the hill state and fifth BJP CM of the state. Started his political career as a member of RSS, Rawat was a part of the Sangh between 1983 to 2002. He was later elevated to the post of organising secretary of the Uttarakhand region and then held the same position for Uttarkhand the state, after its formation in 2000. He made the headlines for the first time by winning state’s first legislative assembly elections in 2002 from Doiwala constituency. The 56-year-old Rawat retained his seat in 2007 state elections and served as the Minister of Agriculture till 2012.

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