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Tirath Singh Rawat sworn in as new CM of Uttarakhand

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Dehradun, Mar 10: Tirath Singh Rawat was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand today, with just a year to the election.

Uttarakhand: Tirath Singh Rawat to be Uttarakhands new chief minister, to take oath at 4pm

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.

Who is Tirath Singh Rawat? New Uttarakhand Chief MinisterWho is Tirath Singh Rawat? New Uttarakhand Chief Minister

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.

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    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.

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