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Wednesday, January 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.


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.

Uttarakhand CM calls Babur an invader, asks why Babri Masjid should be worshipped

October 17, 2019 6:19 am

The chief minister expressed hope that the disputes will be resolved and a grand temple will be built in Ayodhya.

Uttarakhand: BJP warns MLAs: Speak carefully, or face action

October 15, 2019 4:41 am

The warning, which comes after multiple recent incidents of party leaders making controversial remarks, were issued during a meeting at the BJP state headquarters in Dehradun.

Uttarakhand CM credits Atal Bihari Vajpayee for creation of the state

October 02, 2019 5:50 pm

Uttarakhand, which used to be a part of Uttar Pradesh, came into being on November 9, 2000 through the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000. Vajpayee-led NDA-1 was in power at the Centre at that time.

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

September 17, 2019 7:34 am

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

August 23, 2019 3:52 pm

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

July 28, 2019 6:57 am

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.