Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat resigns, Legislature Party meeting will be held today

New Delhi: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has submitted his resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya late on Friday night, putting an end to all the speculations. Chief Minister Rawat along with state BJP president Madan Kaushik submitted his resignation to the governor. He later told the media at his residence in Dehradun, “Due to the constitutional crisis, I have submitted my resignation to the governor.”

According to PTI, the Uttarakhand BJP legislature party will meet on Saturday to elect its new leader, who will later be sworn in as the next chief minister of the state. Let us tell you that the assembly elections are to be held in Uttarakhand early next year.

According to sources, Rawat’s resignation came at the instigation of the BJP high command, which took into account the assessment that Rawat may lose the assembly bypolls if he contests, which will have a very adverse effect on the party’s prospects in the assembly polls early next year. Will have. .

However, party leaders said for the record that Rawat is resigning, as there is no clarity on whether the Election Commission will hold the bypolls on time.

Rawat is facing constitutional issues regarding his promotion. The chief minister is a Lok Sabha MP and has to be elected to the state assembly before September 10 to retain his post.

He had met BJP president JP Nadda for the second time in three days on Friday to discuss the political crisis and his election to the state assembly before September 10. According to BJP sources, the next Chief Minister will be chosen from among the elected MLAs.

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