Trivendra Singh Rawat elected as the new CM of Uttarakhand
Dehradun: Trivendra Singh Rawat has been elected as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He has been unanimously elected for the post in the Bharatiya Janata Party's legislature party meeting, here, on Friday.
The swearing-in ceremony of Rawat and the new cabinet of ministers will take place on Saturday (March 18) which will be administered by Governor KK Paul.
Rawat has won the 2017 state assembly elections from Doiwala constituency. The leader has been elected as the legislator for the third time from the Doiwala seat of Uttarakhand assembly.
About Trivendra Singh Rawat:
- Rawat had been an RSS activist from 1983 to 2002.
- Rawat is currently serving as the national general secretary of the BJP
- He has been the blue-eyed of party's National president Amit Shah.
- 56-year-old Rawat was made the in-charge of BJP's Jharkhand Unit during 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
- He had served as the state agricultural minister from 1997 to 2002.
- Rawat is post-graduate in History and has diploma degree journalism from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University.
- As per the affidavit submitted to EC, he holds assets worth more than a crore.
- His name was involved in a seed scam held in the state. Rawat, however, said that was a conspiracy by the Congress government to malign his image and he will file a defamation suit against those behind it.