Trivendra Singh Rawat, the elected leader of BJP legislators has been sworn in as the chief minister of Uttarakhand today. The high profile ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah.
Governor of Uttarakhand, KK Paul administrated the oath taking ceremony. Rawat took oath of the office and secrecy in the event which took place at the Raj Bhawan in Dehradun today. Along with the chief minister, 9 ministers took oath, in which, 2 have taken charge as ministers of state.
Out of the ministers who took oath today, the names of cabinet ministers include Madan Kaushik, Arvind Pandey, Subodh Uniyal, Yashpal Arya, Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat and Prakash Pant. Rekha Arya and Dhan Singh Rawat were the ones who took oath as the ministers of state.
Trivendra Singh has been associated with RSS since 1983. After being a pracharak for sangh from 1983-2002, he was given platform to contest elections in Uttarakhand in 2002. He was made regional in-charge for BJP in UP in general elections 2014 and given responsibility of BJP in Jharkhand ahead of assembly elections.
His continued work with the senior BJP leadership and a clean track record with sangh and a legislator in the state promoted him to the top post. BJP has registered an emphatic win in Jharkhand by winning 57 out of 70 seats. Rawat himself won from the Doiwala constituency with a margin of over 24,000 votes.