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New CM Tirath Singh Rawat participating in hawan ceremony before taking charge of his office at the secretariat here on Sunday.(HT Photo)

New Uttarakhand CM to review some big decisions taken by Trivendra Singh Rawat

By Neeraj Santoshi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 04:20 PM IST
  • Tirath Singh Rawat, when he took charge, said he will take ahead the work done by the Trivendra Singh Rawat government, but it has become clear that he has decided to review and likely reverse some of the decisions his predecessor made.
Tirath Singh Rawat's was made the new CM of Uttarakhand a year ahead of state polls.(HT Photo)
Tirath Singh Rawat's was made the new CM of Uttarakhand a year ahead of state polls.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand: Tirath Singh Rawat cancels events to mark BJP govt's 4 yrs in power

By Kalyan Das | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 08:04 AM IST
  • Party insiders say decision taken after "rift” in party over CM's decision to participate in the programme being held in constituency of a critic of former CM Trivendra Singh Rawat.
The Uttarakhand Congress president alleged that change of CM will not benefit BJP in the assembly elections next year. (HT Photo)
The Uttarakhand Congress president alleged that change of CM will not benefit BJP in the assembly elections next year. (HT Photo)

Uttarakhand Congress: BJP changed CM’s face, no change in graft, unemployment

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 05:15 PM IST
  • BJP said Congress was a frustrated party since it had been rejected by the people long ago.
Tirath Singh Rawat taking oath as Uttarakhand CM.(ANI)
Tirath Singh Rawat taking oath as Uttarakhand CM.(ANI)

Tirath Rawat emerges as BJP's surprise selection for CM post in Uttarakhand

By Kalyan Das, Dehradun
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 05:04 PM IST
  • A senior cabinet minister said they never expected Rawat to emerge as the chief ministerial candidate till Tuesday night
BJP leader Tirath Singh Rawat greets his supporters after he was elected as new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, in Dehradun, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (PTI Photo)
BJP leader Tirath Singh Rawat greets his supporters after he was elected as new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, in Dehradun, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (PTI Photo)

‘Focus on tourism, health, education to win 2022 polls: Tirath Singh Rawat

By Kalyan Das, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 03:22 PM IST
  • BJP's central observer Raman Singh said Tirath Singh Rawat's name was approved by the party central leadership after he was unanimously selected by the BJP legislature party.
BJP sources said the party high command summoned Rawat to the national capital for “further discussions” after a meeting of the state BJP's core committee presided over by central observers was held.(Twitter/@tsrawatbjp)
BJP sources said the party high command summoned Rawat to the national capital for “further discussions” after a meeting of the state BJP's core committee presided over by central observers was held.(Twitter/@tsrawatbjp)

Uttarakhand: CM Rawat leaves for Delhi amid speculation of leadership change

PTI | , Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 02:43 PM IST
An official at the chief minister's office here confirmed his departure but said the visit was of a "routine nature".
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had to apologise to Indira Hridayesh over Bansidhar Bhagat’s comments.(HT Photo)
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had to apologise to Indira Hridayesh over Bansidhar Bhagat’s comments.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand BJP forms 5-member panel to prepare for 2022 assembly polls

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:54 PM IST
  • Uttarakhand BJP leaders and ministers have been asked to tour their respective districts and areas and interact with party workers and people there.
Yadav said booth and block level workers of the Congress will visit people's houses with the 'charge sheet' to make them aware of BJP government’s alleged ‘failures’.
Yadav said booth and block level workers of the Congress will visit people's houses with the 'charge sheet' to make them aware of BJP government’s alleged ‘failures’.

Uttarakhand Congress plans 'charge sheet' against BJP government

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 01:04 PM IST
  • Yadav reiterated a claim made by a senior party leader that many leaders of the ruling party were contacting Congress leadership for a switch.
The issue was discussed at a core committee meeting of the party.(AFP)
The issue was discussed at a core committee meeting of the party.(AFP)

Uttarakhand BJP to form committee to strengthen cadre at grassroots level

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Expansion of the state Cabinet was also discussed at the meeting
BJP’s Uttarakhand unit Bansidhar Bhagat (right in glasses) welcoming MLA Pranav Singh Champion back into the party on Monday at his residence in Dehradun.(HT PHOTO)
BJP’s Uttarakhand unit Bansidhar Bhagat (right in glasses) welcoming MLA Pranav Singh Champion back into the party on Monday at his residence in Dehradun.(HT PHOTO)

Uttarakhand BJP re-inducts MLA who was expelled after gun-toting dance video

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2020 05:53 PM IST
In July last year, MLA Pranav Singh Champion was expelled from the BJP’s primary membership for six years after a video featuring him dancing with guns and alcohol in an indecent manner surfaced.
In Uttarakhand, 7,485 gram panchayats are going to polls this month.(HT PHOTO)
In Uttarakhand, 7,485 gram panchayats are going to polls this month.(HT PHOTO)

Uttarakhand BJP slaps show cause notice on MLA for alleged indiscipline

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2019 09:07 AM IST
The show cause notice to MLA Umesh Sharma is the second major action by BJP this month against its leaders and workers in the state after it expelled 90 of its rebel leaders on Friday for anti-party activities ahead of the panchayat elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address an election rally in Dehradun on April 5.(HT File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address an election rally in Dehradun on April 5.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress organisationally weak, its chief no match for Modi, claims Uttarakhand BJP

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2019 04:49 PM IST
The Uttarakhand BJP has chalked out a strategy for its final round of intensive poll campaign to be carried out for the next 10 days ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
Ajay Bhatt, Uttarakhand BJP chief, is considered to be close to PM Modi and party president Amit Shah. His relationship with them was further cemented after the Bharatiya Janata Party swept the 2017 assembly polls with an unprecedented majority.(HT Photo)
Ajay Bhatt, Uttarakhand BJP chief, is considered to be close to PM Modi and party president Amit Shah. His relationship with them was further cemented after the Bharatiya Janata Party swept the 2017 assembly polls with an unprecedented majority.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Uttarakhand BJP chief Ajay Bhatt is party’s Nainital candidate

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 04:02 PM IST
Ajay Bhatt, the Uttarakhand BJP chief, was named the party’s Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar candidate, after former chief minister and the BJP’s sitting MP BS Koshiyari declined to contest from this Lok Sabha constituency, citing his age.
Union minister of social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot (2nd from right) addresses a press conference at BJP office in Dehradun on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Union minister of social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot (2nd from right) addresses a press conference at BJP office in Dehradun on Thursday.(HT Photo)

All sitting BJP MPs in Uttarakhand may not get LS ticket: Thawar Chand Gehlot

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 03:54 PM IST
BJP’s Uttarakhand in-charge Thawar Chand Gehlot’s statement may lead to rebellion in the party in view of some of its five sitting parliamentarians aspiring for tickets yet again.
During the campaign, farmers will be informed about a centrally-funded scheme under which organic farming will be promoted among Uttarakhand’’s marginal hill farmers, says a minister.(HT File)
During the campaign, farmers will be informed about a centrally-funded scheme under which organic farming will be promoted among Uttarakhand’’s marginal hill farmers, says a minister.(HT File)

Uttarakhand BJP to woo farmers, youth with eye on Lok Sabha elections

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 04:06 PM IST
As part of its pre-poll campaign Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morch (BJYM) national president Poonam Mahajan would address a meeting of BJYM office bearers on January 29 at Parade Ground in Dehradun.
Uttarakhand state BJP vice president JP Gairola said so many veterans vying for tickets for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls reflected the party’s democratic nature.(HT Photo)
Uttarakhand state BJP vice president JP Gairola said so many veterans vying for tickets for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls reflected the party’s democratic nature.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand BJP faces problem of plenty ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2019 03:15 PM IST
The Uttarakhand BJP faces a challenge of retaining all the five Lok Sabha seats after the Congress won three heartland states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in assembly elections late last year.
Uttarakhand BJP president Ajay Bhatt.(HT Photo)
Uttarakhand BJP president Ajay Bhatt.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand BJP to replicate Gujarat’s ‘panna pramukh’ model in 2019 polls

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma, Dehradun
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 03:00 PM IST
Uttarakhand BJP president Ajay Bhatt told HT that the ‘panna pramukh’ model used by the BJP in the Gujarat elections proved “successful” for the party and so they have decided to replicate that model in the state next year.
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