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Trivendra Singh Rawat swears-in as new Uttarakhand CM

ANI  |  Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India] 

Senior (BJP) leader Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday took oath as the ninth Chief Minister of

Rawat was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Krishna Kant Paul.

Prime Minister Modi, (BJP) chief Amit Shah, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Jagat Prakash Nadda and are among the several dignitaries who attended the swearing-in ceremony.

Prakash Pant, Madan Kaushik, Yashpal Arya, Subodh Uniyal and Rekha Arya are the other MLAs who took oath as ministers with Rawat.

Ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, Rawat paid tributes at Shaheed Smarak here.

The former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) Pracharak, who succeed leader Harish Rawat yesterday assured that he would provide a corruption-free to and would work for the upliftment of the poor.

A loyalist, Rawat guided the saffron party to electoral victory in assembly elections in 2014.

In the recently-concluded assembly polls, the won with a clear majority with 57 seats in the 70-member Assembly, thereby ousting the that managed to win just 11 seats this time.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 15:42 IST