Tirath Singh Rawat becomes new Uttarakhand CM

Replacing Trivendra Singh Rawat, Tirath Singh Rawat has been sworn-in as the new chief minister of Uttarakhand.

The oath of office was administered on Rawat by Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya at a simple ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan here in the presence of a host of dignitaries.

Rawat alone was sworn-in on Wednesday, which means the members of his Cabinet will be sworn-in later.

Rawat is currently the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Uttarakhand”s Pauri Garhwal Lok Sabha constituency as well as a national secretary of the party.

He headed the Uttarakhand BJP unit from 2013-15.

Known as a simple and down-to-earth leader, Tirath Singh Rawat takes over the rein of power in Uttarakhand at a time when the BJP is preparing for the state Assembly polls due early next year.