On 10th March 2021, Tirath Singh Rawat, Members of Parliament (Lok Sabha), was sworn in as the 9th Chief Minister(CM) of Uttarakhand following the resignation of Trivendra Singh Rawat on 9th March 2021 following the unease over his governance.The Oath Taking Ceremony is administered by Governor, Baby Rani Maurya.
About Tirath Singh Rawat:
i.Tirath Singh Rawat was a former pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamseva Sangh (RSS).
ii.He was the first Education Minister of Uttarakhand when the state was formed in 2000.He was elected as the secretary general of the BJP’s Uttarakhand Unit in 2007.
iii.He was elected to the state assembly in 2012 and served as the chief of the BJP unit of Uttarakhand from 2013 to 2015.He was also an MLA from the Chaubattakhal constituency from 2012 to 2017.
iv.In 2019, He was elected to the 17th Lok Sabha as a Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Garhwal, Pauri constituency.
Resignation of Trivendra singh Rawat:
i.Trivendra singh Rawat handed his resignation to Baby Rani Maurya, Governor of Uttarakhand.
ii.He resigned days before completing his 4th year as CM amid the growing rebellion in the ranks against his decision to announce Gairsain as a new administrative division.
About Trivendra Singh Rawat:
i.Trivendra Singh Rawat was chosen as the first Time CM by Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the landslide victory of BJP in the 2017 assembly election in which BJP won 57 seats of the 71 members assembly(70+ 1 Anglo Indian).
ii.Narayan Datt Tiwari of Congress is the only CM of Uttarakhand to complete a full 5 year term since the formation of the state.
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