Who is Tirath Singh Rawat? The man who is going to become new Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Who is Tirath Singh Rawat? The man who is going to become new Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Tirath Singh Rawat will be the new Chief Minister of the hill state of Uttarakhand after Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned on Tuesday from CM post. The decision was taken during the BJP legislature party meeting that began in Dehradun.

Tirath Singh Rawat, 56, is a BJP MP. He was the chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttarakhand from 2013 to 2015. He was also an MLA from the state in the past.

His name was picked over prominent candidates including Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Uttarakhand Minister Dhan Singh Rawat.

Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned after days of speculation about a leadership change in the state because of non-performance.

Who is Tirath Singh Rawat?

He was the state vice president of Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.

In 1997, he was elected as a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council and was elected as president of the legislative council of Uttar Pradesh.

He was the first education minister of the newly formed state Uttarakhand.

Tirath Singh Rawat was elected as state general secretary of Uttarakhand in 2007.

In 2012, he was elected as legislative assembly member (MLA) and in 2013 he became Uttarakhand BJP Chief.

As Uttarakhand BJP President he won four mayoral posts in municipal corporations out of six.

Tirath Singh Rawat was the Uttarakhand BJP chief from February 9, 2013, to December 31, 2015.

He is a former member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly from Chaubttakhal constituency (2012 to 2017).

Tirath Singh Rawat is an MP from Garhwal in Uttarakhand.  

With a background from Rashtriya Swayam Sewak, he is considered to be close to the RSS.

He was once considered a confidant of BC Khanduri and was also the state’s party president. 

News Source: DNA India

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