The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday named its Pauri-Gharwal MP Tirath Singh Rawat as the new chief minister of Uttarakhand. His name was referred by the outgoing CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, who had stepped down on Tuesday.
Tirath, who was chosen as the leader of the BJP legislative party, will most likely take the oath of office and secrecy at 4 PM today. The oath ceremony will be attended by top state saffron party leaders, including Trivendra.
Tirath was chosen as the outgoing CM's successor during the state legislature party meeting at the BJP headquarters under the watch of party national vice-president and former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh.
According to reports, names of at least half a dozen leaders, including Dhan Singh Rawat, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Satpal Maharaj, were doing the rounds to replace Trivendra.