Trivendra Singh Rawat, a staunch nationalist and former RSS member will today take over as the chief minister of Uttarakhand on Saturday as he was chosen as BJP’s legislature party leader by party MLAs in Dehradun on Friday.
“We will follow in the footsteps of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is running a corruption-free government in Delhi. Our first priority would be to give a corruption-free government to the people of Uttarakhand,” Rawat said just after he came out of the party meeting.
Rawat will take oath as the eighth CM of the state in presence of PM Modi and party chief Amit Shah.
Rawat belongs to a military family. His father joined the Army in the British era and also served in the post-independence periods. Initially, Rawat made his mark as an ABVP leader. He was leading the student union in Srinagar Garhwal University in Uttarakhand where he finished his education.
The next CM has been associated with numerous organizations dedicated for the welfare of Army personnel and their kins.