Trivendra Singh Rawat who takes oath as the chief minister of Uttarkhand hails from a family which served in the armed forces. A simple man, who studied in a school built of mud and thatch, he was a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh worker since the age of 19.
Rawat, 56, will lead the state after the BJP won 56 out of the 70 seats in the recently held Uttarakhand assembly elections 2017. The Congress was reduced to just 11 seats.
Here is what you should known about Trivendra Singh Rawat:
- He became an RSS worker at the age of 19
- He was born in December 1960 into a family where serving in the armed forces was a tradition. He father was in the Garhwal Rifles.
- He did his post graduation in journalism and later took to politics
- He has served as a cabinet minister in the Khanduri government in 2007
- He is a lover of millet (bajra) rotis
- He is an RSS worker since 1979
- He studied in a school made of mud and thatch
- He is a man of rural traditions who loves visiting his village