After Trivendra Singh Rawat`s exit, Pauri Garhwal MP Tirath Singh Rawat to be new Uttarakhand CM
On Wednesday, the Bhartiya Janata Party announced Tirath Singh Rawat as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He will replace Trivendra Singh Rawat who resigned on Tuesday.
The decision was taken at the legislative party meeting of the BJP in Dehradun.
“I thank PM, home minister and party chief who trusted me, a mere party worker who comes from a small village. I’d never imagined that I’d reach here. Will make all efforts to meet people’s expectations and take forward work done in last four years,”
Rawat said that he will take the oath at 4 pm today.
On Wednesday, over 50 BJP MLA`s reached the party state headquarters in Dehradun along with parliamentarians including Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Ajay Bhatt, Mala Rajya Lakshmi and Naresh Bansal.
Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union education minister also participated in the meeting.
Tirath Singh Rawat, served as the Chief of Uttarakhand unit of the BJP from 2013 to 2015.
On Tuesday, Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned after meeting governor Baby Rani.
He addressed a press conference at his residence and said that someone else will lead the state.
No other chief minister than ND Tiwari of the Congress has completed his or her term.
The BJP won the elections in 2017 winning the 57 seats in Uttarakhand Assembly. Congress won 11 seats.
Congress responded on Rawat’s resignation and said that the resignation of CM means that BJP in Uttarakhand was a failure and that congress would now return to power.
Senior Congress leader and former chief minister, Harish Rawat said, “Even the BJP leadership realised that he has failed. This change shows now nothing can stop the Congress from coming to power in the state. He disrespected Mahakumbh by shortening its tenure to one month. He didn’t do much for the employment of youth in the state, for the farmers, who continue to struggle in the hill state.”