During the swearing in, Arvind Pandey created history by taking an oath in Sanskrit language.
Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat expanded his cabinet in which five ministers joined as new faces. Arvind Pandey created history by taking oath in Sanskrit, the second official language of the state.
Swami Yatishwaranand has also joined the Tirath cabinet as an independent minister of state. The stature of MLA Ganesh Joshi from Mussoorie has been increased. He has got a place as a cabinet minister. During the swearing-in, his eyes also got spilled He said that better late than never. Banshidhar Bhagat, who is holding the responsibility of state president in BJP, will also work in the Tirath cabinet as a cabinet minister, while Madan Kaushik has been appointed as BJP state president.
Bishan Singh Chufal has also joined the Tirath cabinet as the new face, while Satpal Maharaj, Dhan Singh Rawat, Arvind Pandey, Subodh Uniyal, were holding responsibilities as ministers in the Trivandra cabinet. Will still keep working.