Tahlka News Desk
Dehradun: The Bhartiya Janta Party Trivendra Singh Rawat, who was a long time RSS pracharak, will take oath as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand today. Mr Rawat, who had worked closely with party chief Amit Shah during the 2014 national election, has many years of experience as a minister. His name was proposed by BJP leader Prakash Pant and seconded by Satpal Maharaj the two BJP men were also in the race for the post. Mr Rawat will be sworn in as Uttarakhand Chief Minister today at Dehradun's Parade Ground.
PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah are scheduled to attend the swearing-in ceremony. Mr Rawat will be the ninth Chief Minister of the hill state. After Mr Pant and Mr Maharaj's proposal, the remaining 54 Bharatiya Janata Party legislators unanimously approved Mr Rawat's candidature.