Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat today (9 March) tendered his resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya, thereby ending intense political speculation.
His resignation comes a day after he met the top BJP brass in New Delhi yesterday. It is speculated that his resignation is a result of rising discontent over his leadership within the state BJP leaders and party supporters.
On Monday evening (9 March), Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP chief J P Nadda, National General Secretary (Organisation) B L Santosh discussed the political development in the hill state.
BJP National General Secretary and state in-charge, Dushyant Gautam was part of discussion. Meeting was called after several MLAs questioned Rawat's style of functioning.
"Bureaucracy is getting more powerful and voices of elected representatives are unheard," said a party member from Uttarakhand.
On Saturday, the BJP leadership sent former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and Gautam as observers to meet state leaders and get a feedback. "Both the leaders met the members of the core committee and took their opinion. Report was submitted to BJP leadership," said a party insider.
It is learnt that the report mentioned that it will be difficult for the party to win the next year state assembly polls with Rawat as the face of BJP.
In 2017, Rawat was made Chief Minister after BJP won in Uttarakhand.
With Inputs From IANS
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