56-year-old Rawat, who has been elected for the third time from the the Doiwala assembly seat in the state, was chosen as CM after a meeting with the party MLAs yesterday.
Trivendra Singh Rawat will take the oath of office along with his council of ministers in Dehradun on Saturday, PM Modi, Amit Shah to attend the ceremony.
After an active association with the RSS for nearly 14 years, he was made BJP’s organisational secretary.
Trivendra Singh Rawat will take oath as chief minister tomorrow around 3 pm in the presence of senior party leaders Amit Shah and JP Nadda.
The result of this seat was withheld following complaints of malfunction of the EVM at a booth.
BJP state chief Ajay Bhatt, who lost from his home seat of Ranikhet, will meet party chief Amit Shah and Pandey on Wednesday.
Counting will be undertaken and the results will be declared tomorrow itself.
Given Modi's preference for relatively young faces, the contention of Khanduri, Koshiyari and Maharaj for CM looks comparatively weak.
Central leaders, including party chief Amit Shah and state in-charge Shyam Jaju, have clarified that the new CM need not be from the state.
BJP won a record 56 out of a total of 70 seats in Uttarakhand reducing ruling Congress to a meagre 11 seats.
Counting will undertaken and the results will be declared the same evening, it said.
With 57 or over 80 per cent of the total 70 seats, this is, perhaps, one of the most comprehensive victories for the BJP in any state ever.
While Independents got a reasonable 10 per cent vote, and the BSP received 7 per cent, their total seat tally, however, ended at just two.
After worst ever loss, Congress has to find new leaders quickly, or it faces ejection from popular imagination.
The BJP fought the election only on Narendra Modi plank and the result shows the hopes riding on it.
The Bharatiya Janata Party BJP headed for a stunning victory in Uttarakhand with 57 seats, whereas the Congress bagged 11.
Rawat's loss comes as a massive setback for the Congress even as rival BJP on Saturday attributed their poor show to a complete rejection of his leadership.
Rawat became CM of Uttarakhand in May 2016 after sitting CM Vijay Bahuguna joined BJP along with eight other party leaders.
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Rawat also admitted that the party had an “option to field better candidates in three or four cases”.
There are a total of 70 assembly seats in the state which are all being contested by the ruling Congress and opposition BJP.
The exit polls predicted that BJP will sweep the state by registering a full majority this year.
List of winners from the 2017 assembly elections in Uttarakhand.
Exit polls from News24 predict the BJP to win at least 53 seats and the Congress just 15 seats. I
A total of 91,849 voters, including 46,268 males and 45,581 females, are likely to exercise their franchise to decide the fate of nine candidates, including Deputy Speaker Anusuya Prasad Maikhuri of the Congress party.
Voting which was supposed to take place on February 15 was rescheduled by the EC following the death of Kuldeep Singh Kanwasi, BSP candidate from Karnaprayag on February 12.
The results for assembly elections 2017 will be declared on March 11.
Consequently, polling was held in 69 out of a total of 70 seats in the state on February 15.
Exit polls date was extended in view of voting yet to be held for the lone seat of Karnaprayag.
Congress Monday demanded that the EC file an FIR against PM Narendra Modi and probe alleged pumping of money in Uttarakhand by BJP.
It urged the Commission to ensure that no postal votes cast after the designated time of 5.00 PM in the Uttarakhand Assembly polls on February 15 be counted.
The BJP accused Chief Minister Harish Rawat of pressurising officials to lodge false cases against BJP workers.
The state Assembly elections were held on February 15.
Chief Electoral Officer had convened a press conference to announce that a record 68 per cent had voted across the state.
Congress President Kishore Upadhyay charged BJP with publishing advertisements worth crores of rupees on the front pages of newspapers and buying prime time slots for the party's campaigns on private news and entertainment channels.
Maximum voting was recorded in Uttarkashi district (73 per cent), followed by Nainital and Haridwar (both 70 per cent). Almora (52 per cent) in Kumaon recorded the lowest polling until 5 pm.
Chitrangada Singh, Kalki Koechlin, Radhika Apte turn showstoppers on Day 3 of LFW Winter/Festive 2017