Senior BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP from Pauri, Tirath Singh Rawat, will be the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. The decision was taken at BJP’s legislature party meeting in Dehradun on Wednesday. According to a PTI report, announcement on Tirath Singh Rawat as new Uttarakhand CM made after 30-minute meeting of BJP legislature party. BJP’s central observer Raman Singh and state party incharge Dushyant Gautam were present in the meeting. Meanwhile, Tirath Singh Rawat will take oath on Wednesday at 4 PM. Governor Baby Rani Maurya will administer him the oath of office and secrecy at the Raj Bhawan. The BJP’s decision to change its Chief Minister in Uttarakhand comes just a year before the hilly state goes to polls. Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned on Tuesday after days of speculation about a leadership change in the state.
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Tirath Singh Rawat to take oath at 4 PM today
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Tirath Singh Rawat will take oath as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Wednesday at 4 PM. Currently, Tirath is a Lok Sabha member from Pauri parliamentary seat.
Who is Tirath Singh Rawat?
Tirath Singh Rawat served as the chief of Uttarakhand BJP from February 2013 to December 2015. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly from Chaubttakhal (2012 to 2017). Currently, Tirath is a Lok Sabha MP. He was elected from the Pauri Lok Sabha seat in the 2019 general elections. He defeated his nearest rival Manish Khanduri by more than 3.50 lakh votes.
Uttarakhand govt formation: Tirath Singh Rawat to be the next Chief Minister
Uttarakhand government formation LIVE: BJP legislative party meeting begins at the party office in Dehradun.
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Uttarakhand govt formation: BJP leaders arrive at the party office in Dehradun for party’s legislature meeting
Who will become the next CM of Uttarakhand?
About half a dozen names have been doing the rounds as probables for the chief minister’s post including Haridwar MP Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Nainital MP Ajay Bhatt, state Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj, Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni and state minister of Higher education Dhan Singh Rawat.
Uttarakhand government formation: BJP legislature party meet today
A meeting of Uttarakhand BJP’s legislature party will begin at 10 am at the state party headquarters here to decide the successor of Trivendra Singh Rawat who resigned as chief minister on Tuesday. The meeting will start at 10 am at the party office on Balbir Road.
Earlier on Monday, Trivendra Singh Rawat met central BJP leaders in Delhi amid speculation that the party is mulling political changes in the state. He will meet Governor Baby Rani Maurya shortly. Riding on pro-Modi sentiments, the BJP had won 57 seats in the 2017 elections to the 70-member state assembly. Rawat was named as its chief ministerial choice after the polls. Uttarakhand will go to polls early next year.
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