Trivendra Singh Rawat takes oath as Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah were among the several dignitaries who attended the swearing-in ceremony of Trivendra Singh Rawat

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Trivendra Singh Rawat took oath as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Saturday. Rawat was unanimously elected the leader of BJP legislative party. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Krishna Kant Paul at the Parade Ground. He succeeded Congress leader Harish Rawat to become the eighth Chief Minister of the hill state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah were among the several dignitaries who attended the swearing-in ceremony.

The former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Pracharak assured that he would provide a corruption-free government to Uttarakhand and would work for the upliftment of the poor.

Here are the updates:

3:53 PM: Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat will hold his first cabinet meeting at 4:30 PM today.

3:27 PM: PM Modi with Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat.

3:10 PM: Prakash Pant, Harak Singh Rawat, Madan Kaushik takes oath at Uttarakhand Cabinet Ministers.

3: 08 PM: Satpal Maharaj takes oath at Uttarakhand Cabinet Minister.


3:00 PM: Trivendra Singh Rawat takes oath as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He was administered oath by Governor Krishna Kant Paul.

2:58 PM: BJP Chief Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Uma Bharti and JP Nadda also arrived in Dehradun to attend the oath taking ceremony.

2:52 PM: Trivendra Singh Rawat to take oath as Uttarakhand Chief Minister shortly.

2:26 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Dehradun to attend the swearing-in ceremony of CM designate Trivendra Singh Rawat.

12:56 PM: Prakash Pant, Madan Kaushik, Yashpal Arya, Subodh Uniyal and Rekha Arya among MLAs who will take oath as ministers today.

12:45 PM: Ahead of the swearing-in ceremony, Trivendra Singh Rawat pays tribute to Shaheed Smarak in Dehradun.

A BJP loyalist, Rawat guided the saffron party to electoral victory in Jharkhand assembly elections in 2014.
In the recently-concluded Assembly Elections, the BJP won with a clear majority with 57 seats in the 70-member Uttarakhand Assembly, thereby ousting the Congress that managed to win just 11 seats this time.

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