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.

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Uttarakhand CM says will talk NRC with cabinet, implement if needed

Rawat made the remark while speaking to the media after taking part in a cleanliness campaign as part of the Sewa Saptah that the local BJP unit has organised to mark the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Uttarakhand floods: Helicopter carrying relief material makes emergency landing in Uttarkashi

According to officials, both the pilot and the co-pilot of the chopper were safe and escaped with minor injuries.


Trivendra Singh Rawat: Italian scientists found that cow exhales 80% oxygen

In the video circulated widely earlier this week, Rawat at an event said massaging the cow can cure breathing problems and living in close proximity to the cow can cure tuberculosis too.

Cow only animal that exhales oxygen: Uttarakhand CM

A video went viral on Thursday showing Rawat extolling the medicinal properties of cow milk and urine at a function here. In the video, he said cows not only inhale oxygen but also exhale it.

Farmer held for ‘objectionable post’ against Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat

The police lodged an FIR against Singh on the basis of a complaint filed by BJP mandal unit president Pawan Nautiyal. Singh was arrested on Sunday.

Alternative to Lakshman Jhula to be built soon: Uttarakhand CM Rawat

The bridge was in a dilapidated condition and not capable of sustaining the load of traffic, Rawat said.


Uttarakhand Finance Minister Prakash Pant passes away

Pant was Uttarakhand's minister for parliamentary affairs and finance besides being in charge of a host of other portfolios. He was a BJP MLA from Pithoragarh in the state assembly and was considered one of the most important and knowledgable members of Rawat's cabinet.

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat asks Modi critics to spend day at Kedarnath cave

The chief minister said the opposition parties were making such remarks as they were upset over the exit poll results, which indicated that the people had backed Modi again.

BJP asks warring MLAs not to issue statements against each other

A three-member committee set up by the party to look into the matter has, as  a first step, asked the MLAs to keep quiet and not cause further embarrassment to the party while the inquiry is underway, Pradesh BJP media chief Devendra Bhasin said on Sunday.

Congress will see results of its attitude against armed forces: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat

The upcoming Lok Sabha polls, scheduled to be held on April 11 in Uttarakhand, are as much a test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity as they are of the performance of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, whose government has completed two years in the Hill state.