Dhan Singh Rawat
|Minister of Higher Education, Govt of Uttarakhand|
|Assumed office |
18 March 2017
|Chief Minister||Trivendra Singh Rawat|
Tirath Singh Rawat
Pushkar Singh Dhami
|Member of Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly|
|Assumed office |
11 March 2017
|Preceded by||Ganesh Godiyal|
|Born||7 October 1972|
Paithani, Uttarakhand, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
Dhan Singh Rawat (born 7 October 1972) is the Cabinet Minister of Uttarakhand and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Uttarakhand, representing the constituency of Srinagar Garhwal.
Personal life and career
A party secretary for the BJP in Uttarakhand, he failed to gain election to the state legislature in 2012 in the constituency of Srinagar Garhwal; he entered the legislature in 2017 and has since served as a Cabinet Minister with responsibility for health, higher education, cooperatives, disaster management, dairy development and protocols.
Dhan Singh Rawat has landed into controversy after he purportedly said in a viral video that the government was thinking of "using an app to control the intensity of rainfall". As an aftermath, a lot of statements came to light accusing Dhan Singh Rawat of forging his doctorate. The statement is believed to have been made at a recent media interaction which detailed steps taken by the government to tackle rain-related damage. 
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