Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal
In a meeting of Uttarakhand BJP’s legislature party held at the Uttarakhand state party headquarters, Tirath Singh Rawat was named as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He will replace former CM Trivendra Singh Rawat who had resigned on Tuesday.
Hailing from a small village in Pauri Garhwal district, Tirath Singh Rawat was initially elected as the state vice president of Uttar Pradesh Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha during his early political career.
In 1997, Tirath Singh Rawat was elected as a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council and was soon elected as the president of the legislative council of Uttar Pradesh.
Later, Tirath Singh Rawat went on to become the first education minister of the newly formed state Uttarakhand.
Tirath Singh Rawat was also the BJP chief in Uttarakhand from 9 February 2013 to 31 December 2015 and a former member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly from Chaubttakhal constituency from 2012 to 2017.
As Uttarakhand’s BJP President Tirath Singh Rawat won four mayoral posts in the municipal corporation.
The 56-year-old Tirath Singh Rawat is presently an MP from Garhwal in Uttarakhand.
Tirath Singh Rawat name was picked up over prominent candidates including Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Uttarakhand Minister Dhan Singh Rawat
Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned from his post after days of speculation about a leadership change in the state amid allegations of nonperformance and inaccessibility by his own party leaders.
Tirath Singh Rawat will take oath as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand today at 4 pm.
“I was Sangh pracharak and a minister under the leadership of Trivendra Singh Rawat. I am grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, and the national president. I had never imagined this day,” Tirath Singh Rawat said.on becoming the new Chief Minister.