Uttarakhand gets a 'pracharak' CM in Trivendra Singh Rawat

Rawat has spent nearly two decades in the Sangh, having joined it when he was 19

Trivendra Singh Rawat
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat

Trivendra Singh Rawat, 56, was sworn in as the eighth chief minister of Uttarakhand on Friday. The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership handpicked him from among several aspirants, including four former Uttarakhand chief ministers that it has in its ranks. But Rawat has the antecedents that former chief ministers B C Khanduri, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Ramesh Pokhriyal and Vijay Bahuguna, as also other contenders like Satpal Maharaj and former Assembly Speaker Prakash Pant lacked. Rawat has been a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak, as have been Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ...