- Trivendra Rawat will take oath at Dehradun's Parade Ground
- Rawat worked closely with Amit Shah during the 2014 national election
- BJP has won 57 of Uttarakhand's 70 seats
Like in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, the BJP swept the hill state of Uttarakhand in this year's assembly election. The party is yet to name a chief minister for Uttar Pradesh. The party however, has already established chief ministers in Goa and Manipur - states where it was not even the largest party, but swung into action quickly to build coalitions with small regional parties to form government.
An announcement on who will be Uttar Pradesh's next chief minister is expected today.
Trivendra Rawat not only has the powerful backing of the RSS, but is also seen to enjoy the confidence of Amit Shah. They worked closely together during the 2014 national election when Mr Shah had charge of UP and Mr Rawat was his deputy. He has many years of experience as a minister.
The BJP has won 57 of Uttarkhand's 70 seats in a total rout of the Congress, which ruled the state for the last five year.
Mr Rawat will be sworn in as Uttarakhand Chief Minister today at Dehradun's Parade Ground.