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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 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Trivendra Singh Rawat was on Saturday sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Rawat, who was elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party on Friday, took oath along with seven cabinet ministers and two ministers of state. Governor K K Paul administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rawat and other ministers. The presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other top BJP leaders made the oath taking ceremony a big BJP show. However, Modi left New Delhi soon after the ...

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 17:10 IST
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