Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has resigned from his post. This is a new development in terms of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politics in Uttarakhand. The issue of why Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned will continue to be discussed, but before that the question has arisen as to who will take over the throne now. This question also exists because Rawat reached a very high position in the state from a very low level. Stayed in contact with the ‘Delhi Durbar’ and kept the work till Now what will be his responsibility next, it will be a matter to be seen.
Seeing the early journey of Trivendra Singh Rawat, he was associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the BJP from the early stages. Born on 20 December 1960 in the village of Khairasine in Kotdwar tehsil, Rawat’s family was very large. The village falls in the Garhwal district and Rawat was the 9th youngest child of his family. There was awareness about education and education in the family, so Trivendra Singh got a good early education and later got a master’s degree in journalism. As it is a popular practice in Uttarakhand that there are soldiers in every family, it was the same with Rawat. But Rawat went beyond the military trends and stepped into the political world.
It began by joining branches with the RSS and participating in the national religion. He joined this organization in 1979 but due to his organizational capacity he was made a pracharak of Dehradun region in 1985. Seeing his ability, the Bharatiya Janata Party connected him to himself and Rawat’s politics began to flourish with it. The party made him the organizational secretary of the Uttarakhand region. At that time, there was a big name of leaders like Lalji Tandon in BJP with whom Trivendra Singh Rawat got a chance to work.
It was during this period that the Uttarakhand movement started, with which Rawat was actively involved. He was arrested several times during the agitation. The result of the movement was that in the year 2000, Uttarakhand got the status of a separate state and it got separated from Uttar Pradesh. As soon as a separate state was formed, Trivendra Singh Rawat was made the party president of the Uttarakhand unit. The ups and downs in politics are common and Rawat is also not untouched by this. He lost the by-election to Doiwala in 2014. This seat was vacated by the then Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Rawat stood from this seat. However, Rawat avenged this defeat in 2017 and he won the same seat in 2017.
Trivendra Singh Rawat has also had a relationship with some controversies. For example, on July 27, 2017, he was surrounded by a tweet in which he was accused of favoring the Garhwali language more than the Kumauni language. Another controversy erupted in July 2019 when he made a statement that animals are cows that release oxygen, not carbon dioxide, and that staying close to cows cures TB disease. His statement created a lot of uproar and various questions were raised on his ‘information’. Despite all this, Trivendra Singh Rawat is counted among those leaders of Uttarakhand who rose from the ordinary level to become the state’s Agriculture Minister and later took over as the Chief Minister.
There was not even a full 22 years of this state, but there has hardly been a Chief Minister who has served his full term. The names of many leaders are coming as the next Chief Minister. It will be seen whether his tenure will be completed or the hill state of Uttarakhand will be waiting for a full-time Chief Minister.