After days of brainstorming, the BJP on Friday elected Trivendra Singh Rawat as Legislative Party leader in Uttarakhand putting an end to the speculations about the name of next Uttarakhand chief minister.
Announcing this after the legislature party meeting at a hotel in Dehradun, BJP's central observer for the election Narendra Singh Tomar said Rawat's name was proposed by Prakash Pant and Satpal Maharaj, MLAs from Pithoragarh and Chaubattakhal respectively, and was seconded by a host of other legislators.
Satpal Mahraj, a former Union minister and one of the proposers, was among the contenders for the top job. Soon after the legislature party meeting, the MLAs left for Raj Bhawan where they will hand over the resolution on Rawat's unanimous eletion to governor KK Paul.
Rawat, a leader with RSS background, will take oath as CM on Saturday. The swearing-in ceremony will take place in Dehradun on Saturday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.
Apart from Rawat, three BJP MLAs will also take oath as cabinet ministers.
(More details awaited)