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Uttarakhand: Tirath Singh Rawat to succeed Trivendra Singh, to take oath as CM today

A year ahead of assembly elections in the state, Trivendra Singh was asked by the BJP to step down after a section of party MLAs objected to his style of functioning.

Uttarakhand Tirath Singh Rawat to succeed Trivendra Singh, to take oath as CM today-dnm
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Dehradun, First Published Mar 10, 2021, 2:50 PM IST
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Dehradun: Tirath Singh Rawat will take over as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, with just a year to the state election, after the resignation of Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday.

Tirath Singh Rawat, 56, is a BJP MP from the Pauri constituency. He was the chief of the party in Uttarakhand in 2013-15 and also an MLA from the state in the past. He will be sworn in later today at 4 pm.

A year ahead of assembly elections in the state, Trivendra Singh was asked by the BJP to step down after a section of party MLAs objected to his style of functioning.

This comes a day after Trivendra Rawat resigned as the chief minister following disquiet in the BJP over his governance. Asked about the reason for his resignation, Rawat said: “Yeh samuhik nirnay hota hai aur iska bahut acchha jawab aapko Delhi jaana padega uske liye (A collective decision is made. And for an appropriate answer, you will have to go to Delhi).”

The name of Tirath Singh Rawat, who represents Pauri Garhwal in Lok Sabha, was announced after a meeting of the BJP legislative body held in the morning. Senior BJP leaders Raman Singh and Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' flew down to Dehradun for the meeting.

Following the party norms, former CM Trivendra singh Rawat proposed the name of Tirath for the post of CM and it was supported by all the party MLAs and MPs, who were present.

Tirath Singh Rawat was the first education minister of the newly formed state Uttarakhand. After this, he was elected as state general secretary of Uttarakhand in 2007 and after that state chief electoral officer and state membership chief. In 2012, he was elected as legislative assembly member (MLA) and in 2013 he became Uttarakhand BJP Chief.

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