Dehradun: The BJP on Wednesday named its Pauri-Gharwal MP Tirath Singh Rawat as the new chief minister of Uttarakhand. His name was proposed by the outgoing chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat who had stepped down on Tuesday.
Tirath Singh Rawat, who was chosen as the leader of the BJP legislative party with a voice vote, will most likely take the oath of office and secrecy at 4 PM today. The oath ceremony will be attended by top state BJP leaders, including the outgoing CM Trivendra Singh Rawat.
Tirath was chosen as Trivendra Singh Rawat’s successor during the state legislature party meeting at the BJP headquarters under the watch of party national vice-president and former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh.
According to reports, names of at least half a dozen leaders, including Dhan Singh Rawat, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Satpal Maharaj, were doing the rounds to replace Trivendra Singh Rawat.