Uttarakhand verdict LIVE: Trivendra Singh Rawat takes oath as CM
BJP won a landslide majority in Uttarakhand Assembly elections, winning 57 of the 70 seats.
Long-time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Trivendra Singh Rawat will take oath as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand along with nine other ministers on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah and a host of senior leaders and cabinet ministers of the NDA government are expected to attend the grand ceremony at the Parade Ground in Dehradun.
BJP won a landslide majority in the Uttarakhand state assembly elections, winning 57 of the 70 seats. Congress got 11.
Rawat will be the fifth BJP chief minister in the state. The party ...
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4:15 PM Trivendra Singh Rawat, who took oath as Uttarakhand Chief Minister, will hold his first cabinet meeting at 4:30 PM today.
3:38 PM The new Uttarakhand government will return the tremendous affection shown by the people of the state with record development: Narendra Modi
3:38 PM Rekha Arya and Dhan Singh Rawat take oath as minister of state in Uttarakhand.
3:38 PM Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, Madan Kaushik, Arvind Pandey, Subodh Uniyal, Yashpal Arya and Prakash Pant made Cabinet ministers in Uttarakhand.
3:23 PM Seven ministers take oath along with TS Rawat.
3:11 PM BJP's Satpal Maharaj takes oath as Uttarakhand cabinet minister.
3:07 PM Trivendra Singh Rawat takes oath as Uttarakhand Chief Minister.
3:04 PM The BJP formed its first government in Uttarakhand in 2000 with Nityanand Swami as the first chief minister.
Elected from Doiwala, where he defeated Congress' Hira Singh Bisht with a margin of over 24,000 votes, Rawat is widely regarded in the party for his organisational skills.
3:04 PM A former associate of Modi, Rawat was Agriculture Minister in the previous BJP government in Uttarakhand.
3:00 PM Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah and a host of senior leaders and cabinet ministers of the NDA government are expected to attend the grand ceremony at the Parade Ground in Dehradun.
2:58 PM State ministers who are likely to be sworn in include Dhan Singh Rawat and Rekha Area, sources said.
2:38 PM Among the cabinet probables are Satpal Maharaj, Madan Kaushik, Yashpal Arya, Harak Singh Rawat, Prakash Pant, Arvind Pandey and Subodh Uniyal.
2:31 PM Nine ministers -- seven of cabinet rank and two ministers of state -- are likely to be sworn in, say sources.
2:31 PM T S Rawat will be the ninth chief minister of the hill state since its creation in 2000.
2:30 PM Trivendra Singh Rawat to take oath as Uttarakhand chief minister today.
First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 14:26 IST