Trivendra Singh Rawat has been elected as BJP legislature party leader in Uttarakhand and will take oath as ninth chief minister of the state on March 18 amid the presence of PM Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah. With this declaration about a week long suspense ended and workers who were desperate to burst crackers got busy in bursting crackers outside the venue. In a bid to clear the suspense party high command had sent two members observer i.e. Narendra Tomar and Saroj Pandey along with BJP election in-charge Dhrmendra Pradhan and JP Nadda and Uttarakhand incharge Shyam Jaju to Dehradun on Friday.
Before reaching to venue they had meeting in a guest house and the meeting was attended by Doiwala MLA Trivendra Singh Rawat. Later Rawat visited to the house of Pithoragarh MLA Prakash Pant. He reached to venue along with Pant. With this action media speculation that Trivendra may become new chief minister strengthened. As legislature party meeting begins then Pant proposed Trivendra’s name for chief ministership and CHoubattakhal MLA Satpal Maharaj approved it.
Being a old pracharak of RSS Trivendra was good choice of RSS and between 2012-17 he delivered several assigned work by PM Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah. Seeing his ability he was appointed as Jharkhand BJP incharge and managed to form BJP government there. Even PM Modi’s road show was organized at Varanasi by him. With these achievements he was running as front runner for the chief minister post. Sources said that Trivendra was first choice of BJP high command but party delayed it to gauge the situation and settle the government in Goa and Manipur. As they become free from Goa after winning majority in Goa they concentrated on UK and finally they decided name of the chief minister.
The BJP has won 57 of Uttarkhand’s 70 seats in a total rout of the Congress, which ruled the state for the last five year.