Uttarakhand: BJP legislature party meet ends, Pushkar Dhami to be new CM; oath ceremony likely today

New Delhi: Uttarakhand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislature party is set to elect its new leader, a day after Tirath Singh Rawat resigned as chief minister.

The legislature party meeting will begin at the BJP headquarters at 3 pm in the presence of central observer Narendra Tomar and BJP general secretary in-charge of Uttarakhand Dushyant Kumar Gautam.

Tirath Singh Rawat on Friday handed over his resignation letter to Governor Baby Rani Maurya past 11 pm, hours after returning from Delhi where he was summoned by the top BJP leadership on Wednesday.

BJP MLAs to elect leader

All the MLAs have been asked to be present at the meeting.

After Tirath Singh Rawat stepped down, Uttarakhand BJP chief Madan Kaushik said that the new chief minister is likely to be a sitting MLA.

Tirath Singh Rawat

Speaking to ANI, Kaushik said that the new BJP legislature party leader will be elected at the legislature party meeting today.

“The supervisor and in-charge will reach here (Dehradun) today. In the legislature meet at 3 pm, we will elect the leader (CM). Post that, we will meet the governor for government formation. It is possible that the CM will be among the MLAs,” he said.

Kaushik further said that due to COVID-19, it was not possible to conduct polls and resignation was the only option.

Rawat’s resignation came less than four months after Tirath Singh Rawat took over as Chief Minister replacing Trivendra Singh Rawat.

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