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PM Modi's presence made swearing-in ceremony a big BJP affair

Cabinet formation turns out to be bonanza for five rebel Congress leaders who joined BJP

Shishir Prashant  |  Dehradun 

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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was on Saturday sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

Rawat, who was elected as the leader of the legislature party on Friday, took oath along with seven cabinet ministers and two ministers of state. Governor administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rawat and other ministers.

The presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Amit Shah, Home Minister and other top leaders made the oath taking ceremony a big show. However, Modi left New Delhi soon after the swearing-in ceremony without addressing the public rally.

The cabinet formation turned out to be a bonanza for five former leaders who had revolted against and joined Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, Yashpal Arya and Subodh Unniyal were given cabinet berths. Rekha Arya, the lone woman member, who also revolted against Rawat was made minister of state. All these leaders quit at different times after became Chief Minister in 2014.

From side, three cabinet ministers -- Prakash Pant, Madan Kaushik and Arvind Pandey were given the cabinet berths. Dhan Singh Rawat, with RSS background, was made minister of state.  

Two slots have been kept vacant which will be filled shortly, sources said.

Trivedra Singh Rawat has tried to strike a balance between Thakurs and Brahmins, the two dominating communities in the hill state. 

Harban Kapoor, who registered his record eighth victory in the assembly elections, is likely to be given the post of Speaker in the Vidhan Sabha. Significantly, Kapoor had served as Speaker in the former government (2007-12) also.

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PM Modi's presence made swearing-in ceremony a big BJP affair

Cabinet formation turns out to be bonanza for five rebel Congress leaders who joined BJP

Cabinet formation turns out to be bonanza for five rebel Congress leaders who joined BJP Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was on Saturday sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

Rawat, who was elected as the leader of the legislature party on Friday, took oath along with seven cabinet ministers and two ministers of state. Governor administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rawat and other ministers.

The presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Amit Shah, Home Minister and other top leaders made the oath taking ceremony a big show. However, Modi left New Delhi soon after the swearing-in ceremony without addressing the public rally.

The cabinet formation turned out to be a bonanza for five former leaders who had revolted against and joined Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, Yashpal Arya and Subodh Unniyal were given cabinet berths. Rekha Arya, the lone woman member, who also revolted against Rawat was made minister of state. All these leaders quit at different times after became Chief Minister in 2014.

From side, three cabinet ministers -- Prakash Pant, Madan Kaushik and Arvind Pandey were given the cabinet berths. Dhan Singh Rawat, with RSS background, was made minister of state.  

Two slots have been kept vacant which will be filled shortly, sources said.

Trivedra Singh Rawat has tried to strike a balance between Thakurs and Brahmins, the two dominating communities in the hill state. 

Harban Kapoor, who registered his record eighth victory in the assembly elections, is likely to be given the post of Speaker in the Vidhan Sabha. Significantly, Kapoor had served as Speaker in the former government (2007-12) also.
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PM Modi's presence made swearing-in ceremony a big BJP affair

Cabinet formation turns out to be bonanza for five rebel Congress leaders who joined BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was on Saturday sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

Rawat, who was elected as the leader of the legislature party on Friday, took oath along with seven cabinet ministers and two ministers of state. Governor administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rawat and other ministers.

The presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Amit Shah, Home Minister and other top leaders made the oath taking ceremony a big show. However, Modi left New Delhi soon after the swearing-in ceremony without addressing the public rally.

The cabinet formation turned out to be a bonanza for five former leaders who had revolted against and joined Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, Yashpal Arya and Subodh Unniyal were given cabinet berths. Rekha Arya, the lone woman member, who also revolted against Rawat was made minister of state. All these leaders quit at different times after became Chief Minister in 2014.

From side, three cabinet ministers -- Prakash Pant, Madan Kaushik and Arvind Pandey were given the cabinet berths. Dhan Singh Rawat, with RSS background, was made minister of state.  

Two slots have been kept vacant which will be filled shortly, sources said.

Trivedra Singh Rawat has tried to strike a balance between Thakurs and Brahmins, the two dominating communities in the hill state. 

Harban Kapoor, who registered his record eighth victory in the assembly elections, is likely to be given the post of Speaker in the Vidhan Sabha. Significantly, Kapoor had served as Speaker in the former government (2007-12) also.

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