BJP Names Trivendra Singh Rawat as Uttarakhand Chief Minister Friday March 17,2017
The BJP on Friday March 17,2017 named Trivendra Singh Rawat as its chief minister designate in Uttarakhand.
The party elected him as the leader of the BJP legislature party and he will take oath on Saturday at the Parade ground in Dehradun.
The CM designate Trivendra Singh Rawat met Governor KK Paul today and claimed the support of 57 MLAs to form government.
The BJP scored a massive victory in Uttarakhand winning 56 of the 70 seats in the state to storm to power, reducing Congress to a minuscule minority in the state Assembly with a poor tally of 11 seats.
An RSS veteran, since 1979, Trivendra did his post-graduation in journalism. He was appointed as an Uttarakhand organisational secretary for five years in 1970. Rawat also served as state cabinet minister in 2007 under BC Khanduri.