Trivendra Singh Rawat sworn in as new chief minister of Uttarakhand

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New Delhi: A week after historic win in Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat was sworn in as new chief minister of the hill state on Saturday.

Earlier on Friday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislature party unanimously elected Rawat as its leader following which he met governor K.K. Paul and claimed the support of 57 party legislators.

The BJP received a historic mandate in Uttarakhand, winning 57 of the 70 seats with a vote share of 46.5%.

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Rawat, 56, is a former full-time member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), ideological parent of the BJP. He was also a minister in the BJP-led government that ruled the state from 2007 to 2012. Senior party leaders say Rawat is a non-controversial politician who has experience of working both in the government and the party organization.

First Published: Sat, Mar 18 2017. 03 32 PM IST