Trivendra Rawat was state agriculture minister in 2007-2012. Earlier, the names of Satpal Maharaj and Prakash Pant were also doing the rounds for CM's post.
Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017
The BJP established a strong lead over the ruling Congress in Uttarakhand as officials counted the votes polled in assembly elections
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"Am overjoyed that BJP has received unprecedented support from all sections of society. Huge support from the youth is gladdening", tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As the polling concludes, people are excited to see which party would wrest power in the state of Uttarakhand on March 11
Polling held for 67 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh and 69 assembly seats in Uttarakhand.
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“A total of 10,685 polling booths have been made for the 75,13,547 voters in Uttarakhand,” an election official said.
Mahendra Bhatt was selected to contest elections against Congress’ sitting MLA Rajendra Singh Bhandari from Badrinath.