Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned from his post on 9 March. He met Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya at the Raj Bhavan in Dehradun on Tuesday afternoon and left his post.
A crisis arose over Mr. Rawat’s continuity when the party’s national leadership disappointed the two central observers of the state following continued complaints over Mr. Rawat’s style of functioning within the party and reported popularity in the state.
Central observers – former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and Rajya Sabha MP Dushyant Gautam – underscored the serious shortcomings in Mr. Rawat’s handling of the party and the government. After this Mr. Rawat was called to Delhi on 8 March and his marching orders were given.
Mr. Singh and Mr. Gautam will reach Dehradun this evening and the meeting of the BJP Legislature Party is to be held on 10 March.
The state’s Education Minister Dhan Singh Rawat, MP Ajay Bhatt and Satpal Maharaj are at the forefront of the post.