After Tirath Singh Rawat became the chief minister of Uttarakhand, Madan Kaushik, who was a member of former chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat’s cabinet, was appointed president of the state BJP. During his first visit to Bageshwar as BJP state President, he was given a Guard of Honour on Monday by the state police in Bageshwar in violation of protocol, with a senior official saying it happened due to a misunderstanding. Pictures of the state BJP chief being given the Guard of Honour on his arrival at Bageshwar were shared on social media. Admitting that the Guard of Honour given to the state party president was wrong, Deputy Inspector General (Law and Order) Neelesh Anand Bharne said it was due to a misunderstanding. Kaushik, who represents Haridwar in the state assembly, was appointed state BJP president on March 12 replacing Bansidhar Bhagat who is now a minister.