He will be sworn in at the Raj Bhavan at 4pm today.
A year ahead of assembly elections in the state, Trivendra Singh was asked by the BJP to step down after a section of party MLAs objected to his style of functioning.
The name of Tirath Singh Rawat, who represents Pauri Garhwal in Lok Sabha, was announced after a meeting of the BJP legislative body held in the morning. Senior BJP leaders Raman Singh and Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ flew down to Dehradun for the meeting.
Following the party norms, former CM Trivendra singh Rawat proposed the name of Tirath for the post of CM and it was supported by all the party MLAs and MPs, who were present.
Soon after being named the new CM Tirath said, “I started my career as a RSS member and was not aware of the political scene. In 1985 I met former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and under his leadership moved ahead in the field of politics.”
A former state president, Tirath was the BJP MLA from Chaubattakhal constituency from 2012 to 2017. In 2017, he left the constituency in favour of Satpal Maharaj, who won the election.
Thereafter, he was made a secretary in BJP’s national unit.
Later in 2019, Tirath was fielded as BJP candidate from Pauri Lok Sabha seat which he won with a convincing margin of over 3 lakh votes.
Born on 9 April 1964, Tirath hails from Pauri district of Uttarakhand. He is among the prominet Thakur faces of the party and has been named for the key post while keeping in mind the 2022 assembly elections in Uttarakhand.
“I am grateful to the Prime Minister and BJP for giving me this opportunity. I will make my best effort to live up to their expectations. I will continue the positive works done by Trivendra Singh Rawat in the last four years,” said Tirath.