Trivendra Singh Rawat Uttarakhand CM : BJP Long-time RSS activist Trivendra Singh Rawat Going to Take oath as the New Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Saturday Today afternoon along with his council of 15 ministers in Dehradun on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah are likely to attend the grand ceremony at the Parade Grounds. In the recently Uttarakhand elections concluded, Trivendra Singh Rawat (56) won the Doiwala seat for a third time with an impressive margin of 24,869 votes.This was his third win from the constituency, where he has contested elections since 2002.
Trivendra Singh Rawat, who holds a masters degree in journalism, is also known for his proximity to BJP chief Amit Shah and the party’s central leadership, which could have strengthened his chances at heading the state’s executive.The BJP registered a landslide victory in Uttarakhand, winning 57 of the 70 seats. This was the biggest ever win by any party in the state so far. The party garnered a whopping 46.5 per cent of votes.
“It will be an inclusive government,” said Jaju. However, that will be a formidable challenge for Rawat, going by the buzz outside the venue of Friday’s party meeting where the supporters of Satpal Maharaj and Prakash Pant, who were in the race to be CM, had gathered.
One slogan indicated that one Rawat (Congress’s Harish Rawat) had been replaced by another. If that underlined the caste divisions in the state’s politics — a Thakur replacing another — slogans by supporters of Pant reinforced the other divide. It went: “Pahad ka neta kaisa ho, Prakash Pant jaisa ho (How should a leader from the hills be? Like Prakash Pant)”.
Here are some points about the New Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat:
1) He was born in December 1960 into a family where serving in the armed forces was a tradition, with his father Pratap Singh Rawat in Garhwal Rifles
2) Trivendra studied in a school built of mud and thatch in his native village of Khairasain in Pauri Garhwal district
3) An RSS veteran since 1979, Trivendra Rawat did his post-graduation in journalism. He was appointed as an Uttarakhand organisational secretary for five years in 1970
4) Rawat also served as state cabinet minister in 2007 under BC Khanduri government
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