1. Trivendra Singh Rawat the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand is Amit Shah’s choice

Trivendra Singh Rawat the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand is Amit Shah’s choice

Trivendra Singh Rawat, a leader with RSS background, is Amit Shah's man. He was appointed last night as the chief minister of Uttarakhand.

By: | Published: March 17, 2017 10:56 AM
It is learned that the swearing-in will take place in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. (Picture credit: Facebook)

Trivendra Singh Rawat, a leader with RSS background, is Amit Shah’s man. He was appointed last night as the chief minister of Uttarakhand. However, Rawat will be formally elected by the party’s MLAs on Friday. The newly-elected BJP MLAs are scheduled to meet tomorrow and the oath taking ceremony will be held on March 18 at 3 pm. It is learned that the swearing-in will take place in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.

Rawat, 56, who represents Doiwala assembly constituency, is known to be close to BJP president Amit Shah. He is currently in-charge of the party’s Jharkhand unit. He was with the RSS from 1983 to 2002, and held the key post of organizing secretary of the Uttarakhand region at first, and later the state. He first won the Doiwala assembly seat in 2002. Elected to the assembly for the third time, he was state agriculture minister in 2007-2012. is known to be close to BJP president Amit Shah.

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He is currently in-charge of the party’s Jharkhand unit. 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. Earlier, the names of Satpal Maharaj and Prakash Pant were also doing the rounds for the chief minister’s post. The BJP won a landslide victory in Uttarakhand. It bagged 56 out of the 70 seats and dislodged Harish Rawat of the Congress.

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