Monday 20 March 2017

Trivendra Singh Rawat sworn in as CM of Uttarakhand

Trivendra Singh Rawat sworn in as CM of Uttarakhand

Former RSS pracharak and Uttarakhand BJP chief and Trivendra Singh Rawat (56) was sworn in as ninth Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He was administered oath to office and secrecy by Governor Krishan Kant Paul at oath taking ceremony held in Parade ground of Dehradun. Besides, him seven Cabinet Minister and two Minister of State (MoS) also took oath(क़सम). 
About Trivendra Singh Rawat

    He was born in December 1960 in the village of Khairasain in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand (formerly in Uttar Pradesh).     He had oined the right-wing organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), ideological parent of BJP in 1979. He became its pracharak for the Dehradun region in 1985 and subsequently joined the BJP.
    He was elected from Doiwala in the State’s first legislative assembly elections in 2002 and later in 2007 and 2017. He had served as the State’s Minister of Agriculture from 2007 to 2012.


Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) had won the 2017 Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly election by winning 57 seats of the total 70 seats with record vote share of 46.5%. Indian National Congress (INC) had won 11 seats and Independents won 2 seats. The election was held on 15 February 2017 in a single phase for 69 seats except Karnaprayag with saw voter turnout 65.64%.

Note: This is for fifth time BJP has formed government in Uttarakhand. The party formed its first government in the state when it was carved out of Uttar Pradesh in 2000, with Nityanand Swami as the first Chief Minister. 

Definitions of oath क़सम
a solemn promise, often invoking a divine witness, regarding one's future action or behavior.
they took an oath of allegiance to the king
synonyms: vow, pledge, sworn statement, promise, avowal, affirmation, word, word of honor, bond, guarantee, troth
a profane or offensive expression used to express anger or other strong emotions.
His oaths and anger had obviously offended Tori.
synonyms: swear word, profanity, expletive, four-letter word, dirty word, obscenity, vulgarity, curse, malediction, blasphemy, cuss, cuss word, imprecation

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