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Friday, May 29, 2020

Trivendra Singh Rawat

Trivendra Singh Rawat has been selected as the leader of the BJP legislature party in Uttarakhand, after the party won 57 out of 70 seats in the state assembly elections 2017. 56-year-old Rawat, who had been an RSS activist from 1983 to 2002, held the position of organising secretary of the Uttarakhand region at first and later the state. He has close ties with BJP president Amit Shah and has worked with him in Uttar Pradesh before the general elections of 2014. He has been elected for the third time from the Doiwala assembly seat, is also in-charge of BJP’s Jharkhand unit. Reports suggest that he had been involved in a ‘seed scam’ earlier. However, Rawat claimed that an investigation initiated by the Congress government had failed to prove him guilty. Rawat has a post-graduate degree in History and a diploma in Journalism from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, according to his affidavit. The affidavit further states he has no criminal cases against him and holds assets worth more than Rs 1 crore.


Trivendra Singh Rawat: ‘Can’t leave people on the roads… will continue bringing migrants’

May 29, 2020 7:48 am

Trivendra Singh Rawat said, "A huge number of people from Uttarakhand live in other states. Many of them want to come back amid the pandemic. More than 2.5 lakh people have registered so far."

Uttarakhand: Rawat govt to seek lockdown extension in state till April 30

April 11, 2020 12:29 am

The state has prepared a strategy for exit from the lockdown. As part of this, social distancing shall remain in force up to May 31, wearing masks shall be compulsory at all public places till May 31 and educational institutions in the state shall remain shut till May 15.

Uttarakhand: BJP govt to list work in each constituency, compare it to previous regimes

March 09, 2020 1:48 am

In the constituencies held by the BJP, ruling party MLAs will make the presentations. And in the segments where the BJP lost, chairpersons of boards and others with minister rank will make the presentations.

Removed mafia’s links with Secretariat: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat

March 06, 2020 1:08 am

On the issue of protests by state government officials over quota in promotion, Rawat said the government will take a balanced decision on time.

Uttarakhand govt names Gairsain as new summer capital of state

March 05, 2020 11:36 am

CM Trivendra Singh Rawat made the announcement immediately after concluding his budget speech on the third day of the assembly session convened in Gairsain.

Uttarakhand: Gairsain to be summer capital, announces CM Trivendra Rawat

March 04, 2020 8:52 pm

Gairsain has been a key poll promise by the BJP and the Congress, ever since the first assembly elections were held in 2002. But both the parties were not able to act on the demand of the people.

People from Jamia, Kashmir in state; will act tough if outsiders provoke locals: Uttarakhand CM Rawat

January 24, 2020 3:14 am

The party’s state media in-charge Devendra Bhasin said in a statement that the protest in Haldwani is a “conspiracy” to malign the image of the BJP government and create disturbance.

Oppn, priests protest as Uttarakhand tables Char Dham shrine board Bill

December 10, 2019 5:33 am

The Bill aims to bring the Char Dham of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri and 49 other temples under the purview of a proposed shrine board.

Uttarakhand govt planning Sanskrit TV channel

November 27, 2019 4:23 am

Officials said the channel is proposed to be run by the Uttarakhand Sanskrit Academy in Haridwar and will run on a Public-Private-partnership (PPP) model.

Uttarakhand Cabinet meetings to go digital soon, save 20,000 sheets of paper per sitting

November 25, 2019 3:55 am

The Gopan department, which looks after affairs of the state Cabinet, has been working on “e-Cabinet” project on a war footing so that the next Cabinet meeting could be so.