1. Why Trivendra Singh Rawat was the best choice for Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Why Trivendra Singh Rawat was the best choice for Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Why was Trivendra Singh Rawat the best choice for chief ministership of Uttarakhand may not be difficult to answer. First and foremost, he is a "Pakka Pahadi", who knows Uttrakhand from like the back of his palms.

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Rawat, who is now 56 years, moved into RSS when he was 18 years and within two years became a prach arak in when he was 21. (File Photo)

Why was Trivendra Singh Rawat the best choice for chief ministership of Uttarakhand may not be difficult to answer. First and foremost, he is a “Pakka Pahadi”, who knows Uttrakhand from like the back of his palms. But that may not be the real reason for political leadership of BJP to appoint him as the chief minister. The real reasons are that he is a RSS prach arak from a long time and that he is very close to Amit Shah. Trivendra Singh Rawat has been attending RSS shakhas ever since he was a teenager with RSS values embedded in his psyche. Rawat, who is now 56 years, moved into RSS when he was 18 years and within two years became a prach arak in when he was 21.

Soon Rawat became the Dehradun Mahanagar Pracharak, before he assumed a series of responsibilities in the BJP, the most significant being that of Uttarakhand organising secretary from 1997-2002. BJP MLA Trivendra Singh Rawat To Take Oath As Uttarakhand Chief Minister Rawat became an MLA in 2002 for the first time and won the second term in 2007 when he held several portfolios, among them agriculture, micro irrigation, fisheries, animal husbandry and disaster management, in governments of BC Khanduri and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

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After he lost the 2012 poll, he was made a national secretary. His links with Amit Shah grew when Rawat was made the assistan in-charge of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh. In October 2014, Rawat became the Jharkhand in-charge, and the party got its first majority in the state.

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