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Mar 17, 2017 06:46 PM IST | Source:

RSS veteran Trivendra Singh Rawat named new Uttarakhand chief minister

A journalism graduate, Trivendra Singh Rawat will take oath on Saturday in Dehradun after the BJP's massive victory in the Assembly elections.

The BJP on Friday 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.

Meanwhile, Shyam Jaju, BJP Uttarakhand in-charge, informed that PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Trivendra Rawat.
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