Eye On Uttarakhand Polls: Late CDS Gen Bipin Rawat’s Brother Joins BJP

New Delhi: Colonel (retd) Vijay Rawat, brother of late Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, joined the BJP on Wednesday in the presence of Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and other senior party functionaries.

“In case they ask me, I will serve the people of Uttarakhand,” Col (retd) Rawat said earlier after meeting CM Dhami.

Explaining the reason behind joining the saffron party, Col (retd) Rawat said said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “vision and far-reaching thought process” inspired him to work for the nation.

“I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to join the BJP. My father was with the BJP after retiring and now I have received a chance to do the same,” he said after taking the plunge.

CDS Rawat, who was from Pauri Garhwal in Uttarakhand, was killed along with his wife Madhulika and 13 others in a helicopter crash near Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on December 8.

Uttarakhand will go to polls on February 14.

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