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Trivendra Singh Rawat to be sworn in as U'khand CM

ANI  |  Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India] 

Senior (BJP) leader Trivendra Singh Rawat will take oath as the Chief Minister of today.

Rawat, who will be administered oath of office and secrecy by Governor Krishna Kant Paul at the Parade Ground at 3 p.m. here, will succeed leader Harish Rawat to become the eighth Chief Minister of the hill state.

Prime Minister Modi and chief are among the several dignitaries who will attend the swearing-in ceremony.

Rawat was unanimously elected the leader of legislative party yesterday.

The former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) Pracharak 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. 08:57 IST