U’khand: Trivendra Rawat is new CM; Modi, Shah attend oath ceremony
by Newsroom Staff Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Dehradun/New Delhi, March 18: Senior BJP leader Trivendra Singh Rawat was sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah were among the top BJP leaders who attended the swearing-in ceremony.
Governor KK Paul administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr Rawat and his council of ministers at a function in Dehradun’s Parade Ground.
Rawat was unanimously elected the leader of BJP legislature party yesterday.
The Ministers who took oath are Satpal Maharaj, Prakash Pant, Dr. Harak Singh Rawat, Yashpal Arya, Madan Kaushik, Arvind Pandey, Suboth Uniyal, Ms. Rekha Arya and Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and other prominent leaders attended the ceremony.
Earlier, talking to media persons, Mr Rawat said, BJP will provide a corruption-free government to Uttarakhand and will work to uplift the poor.
A former RSS Pracharak, Mr Rawat has considerable administrative experience as he was a minister in the BJP governments led by BC Khanduri and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in the state.
In recent Uttarakhand Assembly elections, BJP won 57 of the 70 seats. This was the biggest ever win by any party in the state so far.