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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.


Congress seeks FIR against Uttarakhand BJP chief, CM apologises to Leader of Oppn

January 07, 2021 6:01 am

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday took to Twitter to apologise to the Congress leader over the incident, saying he is “very sad”.

Uttarakhand CM apologizes to Congress leader over state BJP chief's 'derogatory' remarks against her

January 06, 2021 11:26 am

"I have heard the hurtful language used against me. As the president of the BJP's state unit, he is a representative of the party itself. I am deeply hurt and want the matter to be taken cognisance of, and an apology issued," Hridayesh said.

Uttarakhand CM tweets pictures of virtually attending House session, Congress objects

December 23, 2020 12:59 am

Trivendra Singh Rawat is attending the Assembly session virtually as he is in home isolation after contracting Covid-19.

Uttarakhand CM tests positive for coronavirus

December 19, 2020 5:17 am

Taking to Twitter, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that he is stable, asymptomatic and asked those who came in contact with him recently to get tested.

Uttarakhand cabinet approves curbs on public procurement by neighbouring nations

December 10, 2020 9:20 am

To follow the amendment by the Centre, the state cabinet has amended its Uttarakhand Procurement Rules, 2017, government spokesperson Madan Kaushik said after the cabinet meeting.

Uttarakhand wildlife board clears proposal to denotify elephant reserve

November 25, 2020 3:18 am

The officials said at the meeting that the elephant reserve has no legal sanctity and there is no provision for it in forest and wildlife Acts.

Kumbh: Pilgrims entry to ghats only after Covid test

November 24, 2020 5:18 am

The Chief Minister also asked them to ensure availability of masks for the pilgrims with support of self-help groups, and make arrangements for health facilities at all entry points.

BJP suspends ex-minister for anti-Rawat letter to PM

November 14, 2020 12:42 am

State BJP president Bansi Dhar Bhagat also issued a show cause notice to Joshi, seeking a response within seven days. An unsatisfactory reply or the lack of one may result in his expulsion.

Uttarakhand CM announces 10-yr infra plan for summer capital

November 10, 2020 1:45 am

Rawat said a committee will be constituted under the Chief Secretary to ensure planned development of Gairsain.

Uttarakhand CM launches free Wi-Fi service for govt colleges, universities

November 09, 2020 12:00 pm

CM Trivendra Singh Rawat said Uttarakhand is the first state in the country to provide free internet to all government colleges and universities