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Who is Dhan Singh Rawat? Favourite to replace Trivendra Singh Rawat as next Uttarakhand CM

Riding on the pro-Modi wave, the BJP had won 57 seats in the 2017 elections to the 70-member state assembly. TS Rawat was then named as its chief ministerial choice after the polls.

By Anukul Chauhan
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Who is Dhan Singh Rawat? Favourite to replace Trivendra Singh Rawat as next Uttarakhand CM

Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has submitted his resignation to the governor. After this sudden progression, state minister Dhan Singh Rawat has emerged as a frontrunner to replace Trivendra Singh Rawat as chief minister.

Riding on the pro-Modi wave, the BJP had won 57 seats in the 2017 elections to the 70-member state assembly. TS Rawat was then named as its chief ministerial choice after the polls.

Notably, Uttarakhand will go to the polls early next year. 

Who is Dhan Singh Rawat?

Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat was born in Pauri Garhwal on 7 October 1972 in Uttarakhand. He is a social activist, political activist, thinker, and writer. He holds a doctorate degree from HNB Garhwal University for his contribution toward history research in Uttarakhand. 

He completed his M.A from HNB Garhwal University. He did his doctorate Also from HNB Garhwal University. The subject of his doctoral thesis was 52 Garh of Garhwal.

In his college days, he joined ABVP as a member and played key roles in Srinagar Garhwal University. In 2001 he Joined BJP as Party Worker, due to his dedication to party works, BJP promoted him to the post of “Sangthan Mantri”. As a Sangthan Mantri, he was prabhari for Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand Election in Legislation. BJP won the election of Chhattisgarh under his supervision.

In 2012 Party gave him a chance to perform as Party State Vice-president of Uttarakhand for his contribution in states such as Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

A party secretary for the BJP in Uttarakhand, he failed to gain election to the state legislature in 2012 in the constituency of Srinagar Garhwal; he entered the legislature in 2017 and has since served as a State Minister (Independent Charge) with responsibility for higher education, cooperatives, dairy development, and protocols.

He has also written many books like:

  • Panchbadri, Panchkedar, and Panchprayag
  • Satya se sakchatkar
  • Panchayatiraj

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