Tirath Singh Rawat has been appointed as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand today. The announcement comes after the resignation of Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday. Trivendra Singh was asked by the BJP to step down after a section of party MLAs objected to his style of functioning. Rawat was the BJP party chief in Uttarakhand in 2013-15 as well as the first education minister when Uttarakhand was newly formed. He will take oath as chief minister at 4pm today.