New Delhi: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has held busy talks in New Delhi. Lok Sabha member Tirath Singh will not be able to reach the Assembly unless by-elections are held in the state. In that case, the Chief Minister will have to resign. In view of this situation, the BJP central leadership is holding busy meetings.
Tirath Singh was summoned to Delhi by the central leadership on Wednesday amid continuing uncertainty. Home Minister Amit Shah and party national president JP Nadda had held discussions with him for hours. The central leadership has also directed Tirath Singh to stay in Delhi.
Tirath Singh took over as the Chief Minister in March this year. If the Chief Minister wants to stay in the chair, he has to win the by-election within six months. The deadline is September 10. According to the election rules, by-elections are not required if elections to the state assembly are to be held within a year. The term of the Assembly ends in March 2022. The Kovid situation in the state is also currently a challenge for holding by-elections.
If elections are not held, a new chief minister will have to be found. Tirath Singh will be able to continue as the Chief Minister as per the decision of the Election Commission. Apart from Uttarakhand, by-elections are also scheduled in other states. Sources close to the Election Commission have said that a decision will be taken soon in the light of Kovid’s background.
Tirath Singh came to power last March after Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned as chief minister due to party unrest. BJP state leaders had lodged a complaint with the central leadership against Tirath Singh following controversial statements that wearing torn jeans would lead to social degradation and enslavement of India by the US for 200 years.
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