New Delhi | Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has resigned. The resignation comes four months after taking over as chief minister. His resignation came after talks with the BJP leadership in Delhi. The governor will resign soon. BJP MLAs in Uttarakhand will meet tomorrow to elect a new leader.
The resignation comes ahead of elections in Uttarakhand next year. Rawat, the current MP, became the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand without contesting the elections. In order to stay in this position, it is necessary to contest and win in any constituency before September 10. But in the case of Kovid, the Election Commission has agreed to hold a by-election now. The Election Commission had made this clear. It was in this context that the central leadership asked Rawat to resign.
The resignation was fueled by a series of statements and statements made by the BJP during his tenure. The party leadership had informed the BJP leaders of the public sentiment against some of his statements.