Dehradun: A day after former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Tivendra Singh Rawat stepped down from his post, BJP edged out the name of Tirath Singh Rawat as the new CM of the state.
The new chief minister of Uttarakhand was seen sporting an Assamese 'gamusa' while he was administered the oath of office by Governor Baby Rani Maurya at the Raj Bhavan.
It needs to be mentioned here that the Assamese 'gamusa' has found prominence after Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been frequently adorning it publicly. Recently, on International Women's Day in an attempt to uplift the women entrepreneurs, PM Modi bought products from various women Self Help Groups and entrepreneurs. The products bought by Modi also include a 'gamusa' made by self-help groups of Kakatipapung Development Block of Assam.
PM Modi has been praised by several ministers from Assam for adorning and promoting the tradition of the state in the national platform.
Apart from Modi various other politicians were also seen sporting the 'Gamusa', one among them is politician and activist Yogendra Yadav who earlier in a tweet explained that gamusa is a perfect blend of aesthetics and functionality.
Tirath Singh Rawat's gesture of wearing the gamusa on an important day surely boosts the tradition of Assam.
Rawat was the state BJP president from 2013 to 2015 and is currently the party's national secretary.
His political journey took off after he met former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee under whose leadership he moved ahead in the field of politics. He was a Parliament member from Pauri Garhwal in Lok Sabha.
The decision of choosing Titarth Rawat came after Tivendra Singh Rawat was asked to step down from the chief ministerial position following political upheaval in the state. The decision was taken at the legislative party meeting of the BJP in Dehradun.
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