Dehradun, Uttarakhand: Ahead of the upcoming Uttarakhand elections, Colonel (retd) Vijay Rawat, brother of late Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, joined the BJP on Wednesday, in the presence of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.
After Rawat met Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami earlier today, there were speculations that Vijay Rawat might join the BJP.
“I’m greatful to have been given the opportunity to join BJP. My father was with BJP after retiring and now I’ve gotten a chance”, said Rawat. “I like the Uttarakhand CM’s vision for the state. It matches what my brother had in his mind. BJP has the same mindset. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision is out-of-the-box. His thoughts about the development of the country inspire us to join BJP”, he added.
CDS General Bipin Rawat died in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu on December 8 last year, along with 13 others including his wife Madhulika Rawat.