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Rawat to be next chief minister of Uttarakhand

Dehradun. Former state BJP chief Trivendra Singh Rawat will be sworn in as the new chief minister of Uttarakhand on Saturday, informed sources on Friday.

He met Uttarakhand Governor KK Paul, claims support of 57 MLAs to form government. Former state BJP chief Trivendra Singh Rawat will be sworn in as the new chief minister of Uttarakhand on Saturday.

He met Uttarakhand Governor KK Paul, claims support of 57 MLAs to form government. Rawat, an organisational man of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttarakhand and party in-charge in Jharkhand, won his traditional Doiwala seat by defeating Congress' Hira Singh Bisht by over 24,000 votes. Rawat, a Swayamsewak (volunteer) of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), is considered close to BJP President Amit Shah.

Rawat was in close touch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when the latter was a General Secretary of the BJP and in charge of Uttarakhand.