Tirath Singh Rawat meets Uttarakhand Governor, oath taking ceremony to be held at 4 PM today
BJP's Chief Minister-designate Tirath Singh Rawat on Wednesday met Governor Baby Rani Maurya in Dehradun to stake claim to form the government in the state.
Dehradun (Uttarakhand): BJP's Chief Minister-designate Tirath Singh Rawat on Wednesday met Governor Baby Rani Maurya in Dehradun to stake claim to form the government in the state.
He is likely to oath as the chief minister later today. Tirath Singh Rawat, Lok Sabha MP from Garhwal, was elected as leader of the BJP legislature party paving way for him to take over as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, a day after Trivendra Singh Rawat stepped down from the post.
Trivendra Singh Rawat's resignation came after BJP general secretary in-charge of Uttarakhand Dushyant Kumar Gautam and former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, submitted a report to the BJP's central leadership detailing the rebellion in the state unit of the party, said sources. Rawat tendered his resignation after meeting governor Baby Rani Maurya on Tuesday, a year before Uttarkhand is scheduled to go to the polls. The BJP swept the elections in 2017, winning 57 seats in the 70-member Uttarakhand Assembly. Congress, on the other hand, won just 11 seats. (ANI)