Trivendra Sigh Rawat: A long-background of RSS and former Uttarakhand BJP chief Trivendra Singh Rawat has sworn-in on Saturday as UK’s chief minister after the party secured clean sweep in the last month’s Assembly elections.
PM Modi and Amit Shah attended his oath ceremony
During oath ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah were along with other senior leader of the party were also present. Governor KK Paul administered the oath. The BJP won 57 seats in the 70-member assembly.
Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, Madan Kaushik, Arvind Pandey, Subodh Uniyal, Yashpal Arya and Prakash Pant were also sworn in. They will be made state Cabinet ministers, PTI reported.
He defeated the Congress’ Hria Singh Bisht in the Doiwala constituency with a margin of over24, 000 votes. This was his third win from the constituency since 2002.
“My own belief is that people in the state want opportunities that will help them grow. Therefore, our focus is going to be on development of the hills as well as the plains by providing suitable opportunities for people,” Rawat told TOI yesterday.
Trivendra Sigh Rawat becomes fifth Cm of Uk as due to his strong roots in RSS
Rawat has extensive administrative experience as he was a minister in the BJP governments led by B C Khanduri and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
Rawat has become the fifth BJP chief minister in Uttarakhand. The party formed its first government in the state after carved out to Uttar Pradesh in 2000, with Nityanand Swami as the first chief Minister. BJP’s B.S. Koshyari replaced Swami in March 2001.
The reason of his becoming CM of the state is that he had strong roots in RSS. Rawat pracharak from 1983 to2002 and held various impetuous positions in the Sangh. Besides Rawat, Satpal Maharaj and Prakash Pant were in the race for the post.