Four months after coming into power, Uttarakhand's Chief Minister resigns.

Ex-CM Uttarakhand Tirath Singh Rawat

On Friday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat resigned from his position to the Governor, barely four months after taking office and just months before the state's elections next year. 

The governing party requested Tirath Rawat, who've been in Delhi over three days for discussions with the BJP leadership, to resign Wednesday afternoon. He demanded a meeting with Governor Baby Rani Maurya soon after. 

However, he turned in his credentials to his party's leader, JP Nadda, before meeting with the Governor. Uttarakhand's BJP MLAs will gather today to form the next government. Mr. Rawat was ushered in as Chief Minister in March, a few certain a year before the Uttarakhand poll, amid intense opposition to then-Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat.

Mr. Rawat, who became an MP, will have to secure an assembly seat and become a member of the Uttarakhand legislative assembly by September 10 in order to maintain his job.

That after tremendous controversy surrounding the March-April election in five states, which coincided with growing viral incidence in the second upsurge, the Election Commission would be hard-pressed to organize by-polls at this time.

"There are a lot of by-elections coming up. The Covid issue is a key factor to consider", Sources close to the Election Commission indicated this morning.

 To the BJP's dismay, the new Chief Minister failed to defuse the infighting in Uttarakhand any better than his predecessor.

“I must express my gratitude to the party’s central leadership which has given many responsibilities from time to time. I have been MLC, MLA, MP, party state president and recently chief minister. I thank my party president JP Nadda, home minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister from the core of my heart,” added Rawat, who had declined to comment to speculations of his departure barely an hour before seeing governor Baby Rani Maurya.



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