New Delhi: Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat has resigned from his post. He reached the Raj Bhavan in Dehradun late at night and submitted his resignation to the Governor Baby Rani Maurya.
Has offered his resignation to the BJP high command. In his letter sent to the BJP President, he referred to Section 191A of the Representation of the People Act and said that he cannot be elected again in the next 6 months. The party has appointed Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar as an observer to overcome this political crisis. In his presence, a meeting of the legislature party has been called in Dehradun at 3 pm on Saturday, in which a decision can be taken on the new CM.
Amidst all these commotion, Tirath Singh Rawat held a press conference late on Friday night. It was believed that the CM would talk about his resignation in the press conference. But it happened contrary to everyone’s expectations. He did not say a word about his resignation. The CM kept silence on all the questions and left the press conference after keeping his words.
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Tirath Singh Rawat was in Delhi for the last three days. During this, he met BJP President JP Nadda twice. Rawat, the Lok Sabha MP from Pauri, took over as the Chief Minister on March 10 this year. Let us tell you that it is a constitutional obligation for him to be elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly by 10 September to continue in his post.
Due to constitutional compulsion, the departure of Tirath Singh Rawat was considered certain. Meanwhile, in his letter sent to JP Nadda, he said, “I cannot be re-elected within 6 months. This is a constitutional obligation. So now I do not want to create any trouble in front of the party anymore and I resign from my post.” I am. You should elect a new leader in my place.”
It is being told that Narendra Singh Tomar, who was made observer, will reach Dehradun at 11 am on Saturday. BJP Legislature Party meeting will be held at 3 pm in the presence of Tomar. Efforts will be made to get the consent of the MLAs on the name that will be sent by the Centre. Then the new CM will be announced.
Amidst the offer of resignation of CM Tirath Singh Rawat, some names of the next CM were also discussed. Those whose names are leading in the race include Satpal Maharaj, Rekha Khanduri, Pushkar Singh Dhami and Dhan Singh Rawat.
In a press conference called late at night, Tirath Singh Rawat only described his plans. He said that all this was already ready, but due to being in Delhi, he could not announce it. In fact, he announced to give about 22 thousand new jobs in the state in the next 6 months.
Tirath Singh Rawat told about the war with Corona during his tenure in the press conference. He gave information about how he helped people through government schemes. But on the question of resignation, he left without saying anything.
In fact, there are currently two seats in the assembly, Gangotri and Haldwani, where by-elections are to be held. Since assembly elections are proposed to be held in the state in February-March next year and there is less than a year left in it, law experts believe that the decision to hold the bypolls rests at the discretion of the Election Commission.
Lok Sabha MP from Pauri Tirath Singh Rawat took over as the Chief Minister on March 10 this year. He took over the post of CM after the resignation of Trivendra Singh Rawat.