Published On: Fri, Mar 17th, 2017

Trivendra Singh Rawat to be next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand

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Swearing in Ceremony to place on Saturday

Former state BJP chief Trivendra Singh Rawat will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Saturday, informed sources said on Friday.

Rawat, an organisational man of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttarakhand and party in-charge in Jharkhand, won his traditional Doiwala seat by defeating Congress’ Hira Singh Bisht by over 24,000 votes.

Rawat, a Swayamsewak of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), is considered close to BJP President Amit Shah.

Rawat was in close touch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when the latter was a General Secretary of the BJP and in charge of Uttarakhand.

During the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Rawat was attached with Amit Shah in Uttar Pradesh where the BJP swept all but seven seats. He is also credited with the BJP’s win in Jharkhand.
Uttarakhand BJP chief Ajay Bhatt has said the oath taking event has been fixed for 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Modi and Amit Shah along with select central ministers and senior BJP leaders are likely to be present at the oath taking.

Security arrangements are being made at the Parade Grounds, keeping in mind the VVIPs who will be in attendance.

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