Tirath Singh Rawat: Everything You Need To Know About Uttarakhand’s New Prime Minister | India News
He replaced Trivendra Singh Rawat, who resigned from CM on Tuesday after completing nearly 4 years in office. The BJP asked him to resign after a section of the party’s MLAs opposed his style of operation.
PM Modi also congratulated Tirath Singh Rawat on Twitter. He said the state will continue to progress under Rawat’s leadership.
Congratulations to Shri @TIRATHSRAWAT on being sworn in as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. It brings with it vast… https://t.co/I57ff7kG90
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1615372860000
This is everything you need to know about the new Prime Minister of Uttarakhand, Tirath Singh Rawat.
Tirath Singh Rawat is the Lok Sabha deputy from the Garhwal constituency.
Born on April 9, 1964, Tirath hails from the Pauri district of Uttarakhand.
The 56-year-old leader graduated in Sociology from Birla College, Srinagar, Garhwal in Uttarakhand and also has a PG diploma in the field of journalism. His wife is a university professor by profession.
After the formation of Uttarakhand as a separate state, he became the mountainous state’s Prime Minister of Education in 2000 under the dispensation of the BJP.
He comes from a solid background Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He served as a full-time RSS worker for a period of five years.
Rawat joined the Sangh student organization, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) during his student days.
Rawat has served as president of the Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University Student Union.
He was also Minister of State Organization of the ABVP in Uttarakhand and later also served as Minister of National Organization of the ABVP.
From 1983 to 1988, he took on the responsibility of being a full-time RSS worker.
After successfully fulfilling the responsibilities associated with the Sangh, he had the opportunity to enter mainstream politics with the BJP.
Rawat became the Secretary General of the BJP Uttarakhand state in 2007. He also served as Chairman of the Uttarakhand Natural Disaster Management Advisory Committee.
In 2012, he became an MLA of the Chaubattakhal Assembly constituency in Uttarakhand.
At the same time, the national leadership of the BJP appointed him the state president of the Uttarakhand BJP in 2013 due to his experience in building the organization.
He was the state president of Uttarakhand BJP on December 31, 2015.
The Union Interior Minister Amit Shah appointed him national secretary of the BJP in 2017 during his tenure as the party’s national chairman.
The saffron party had sent him from the Garhwal constituency during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and he won the elections by a margin of more than 2.85 lakhs of votes.
(With inputs from agencies)