Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned from his post on Tuesday, amid disquiet within the party over his leadership. Rawat submitted his resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya.
“I have submitted my resignation as the chief minister to the Governor today. BJP legislature party meeting is scheduled to be held at 10 am tomorrow at the party office,” Rawat said during a press conference.
Rawar would have completed four years as the CM on 17 March.
“The BJP gave me the golden opportunity to serve as CM for four years. I was born in a small village. Only BJP gives so much respect and opportunity to someone who belongs to a simple family from a small village,” Rawat said.
Former CM and Congress leader Harish Rawat, while commenting on his resignation said that the day’s political developments were evidence that the BJP will not be able to come back to power.
यूं तो लगता है कि #उत्तराखंड में #सत्ता_परिवर्तन लगभग निश्चित है। शायद #हरियाणा में सरकार जाने का डर भी #मुख्यमंत्री को बचाने में काम नहीं आ पा रहा है। #भाजपा, उत्तराखंड में गहरे #भंवर में है और अपने साथ राजनैतिक अस्थिरता के इस भंवर में उत्तराखंड को भी उलझा दिया है। .. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/u9Y5dEN9UT— Harish Rawat (@harishrawatcmuk) March 9, 2021
According to PTI, Dhan Singh Rawat might replace Trivendra Singh Rawat las the cheif minister of the state.
Ajay Bhatt and Anil Baluni are also seen as strong probables for the post.