New chief of BJP’s Uttarakhand unit

New Delhi: BJP today appointed Thirath Singh Rawat as its Uttarakhand unit president.
 
Rawat, considered close to former state Chief Ministers B S Khanduri and Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', will take over his new assignment immediately.
 
A statement from BJP said Rawat's name was cleared by party chief Rajnath Singh.
 
The camp headed by another party strongman from the hill state Bhagat Singh Koshiyrai had proposed the name of Trivendra Rawat but apparently Khanduri and Pokhriyal had an upper hand in the appointment of their candidate.
 
The term of incumbent state party unit chief Bishan Singh Chufal is coming to an end.
 
The decision to name Rawat comes after BJP lost power to Congress in the assembly elections in the state.