New Delhi: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has resigned as part of the BJP’s course-correction ahead of polls next year. He had met with the BJP leadership yesterday in Delhi.
Mr Rawat, 60, handed in his resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya a short while ago.
One of his ministers, Dhan Singh Rawat, is ahead in the race to replace him as Chief Minister. Intensifying speculation, Dhan Singh Rawat, who was in Garhwal, took a private chopper to state capital Dehradun this afternoon.
Trivendra Singh Rawat had several meetings in Delhi with the BJP leadership, who reportedly received feedback from party MLAs in Uttarakhand that the Chief Minister’s below par performance would cost the party in polls due by February.
One of his meetings was with BJP chief JP Nadda, who had earlier held talks with Home Minister Amit Shah on the situation in the hill state.