Uttarakhand Political Crisis LIVE: Tirath Singh Rawat to be the new BJP chief minister

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Updated: March 10, 2021 11:47:55 am

Trivendra Singh Rawat Resignation Live, Uttarakhand Govt. Crisis Live News: Trivendra Singh Rawat further informed that the BJP legislature party meeting is scheduled to be held at 10 am tomorrow at the party office.

Tirath Singh Rawat New Uttarakhand CMGarhwal MP Tirath Singh Rawat to take over as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat Resignation Live: A day after Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned as CM, the BJP’s legislature party today announced that current BJP MP from Garhwal, Tirath Singh Rawat will be the new chief minister of Uttarakhand. Tirath Singh was a former member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly from Chaubttakhal constituency from 2012 to 2017. Tirath Singh Rawat has done M.A. in Sociology and a Diploma Course in Patrakarita. He is the party’s National Secretary and former party chief of BJP Uttarakhand. Considered close tot he RSS, Tirath Singh has been active in the politics for over two decades. He was elected as an MP to the 17th Lok Sabha in 2019.

The BJP legislative party today met to elect the successor of Trivendra Singh Rawat who had resigned yesterday. The resignation came amid reports that a section of legislators were not satisfied with some of his administrative decisions. After handing over his resignation to the Governor, Rawat said: “The party gave me a golden opportunity to serve this State for four years. I had never thought that I would get such an opportunity. The party has now decided that the opportunity to serve as chief minister should be given to someone else now. I have submitted my resignation as the chief minister to the Governor.” On a question on his successor, the former chief minister said that this decision will be taken by the party. Rawat’s resignation comes just a day after he met party president JP Nadda in Delhi.

 

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    11:47 (IST)10 Mar 2021
    Tirath Singh Rawat to take oath at 4pm today

    Tirath Singh Rawat to take oath as a chief minister of Uttarakhand at 4pm today

    11:24 (IST)10 Mar 2021
    Tirath Singh Rawat to be the new chief minister of Uttarakhand

    Current MP Tirath Singh Rawat to be the new chief minister of Uttarakhand

    10:17 (IST)10 Mar 2021
    Not part of any race for the chief minister post, says BJP MP Ajay Bhatt

    Uttarakhand: BJP MP Ajay Bhatt says he is not part of any race for the chief minister post. "I have done all the job assigned to me to benefit the people of the state and my party. I'm not part of any race," says Bhatt on being asked if he is in the race for Uttarakhand chief minister post. 

    10:14 (IST)10 Mar 2021
    BJP leaders arrive at the party office in Dehradun

    Uttarakhand: BJP leaders arrive at the party office in Dehradun for party's legislature meeting. "We are looking for someone who can be made the chief minister," says MLA Suresh Rathore.

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    10:08 (IST)10 Mar 2021
    Who will succeed Rawat? List of probables

    Uttarakhand BJP crisis: A meeting of Uttarakhand BJP's legislature party will take place today at the state party headquarters to decide the successor of Trivendra Singh Rawat who resigned as chief minister on Tuesday. Central observer Raman Singh and state party incharge Dushyant Gautam have reached Dehradun there to oversee the appointment of the new chief minister. About half a dozen names have been doing the rounds as probables for the chief minister's post including Haridwar MP Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Nainital MP Ajay Bhatt, state Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj, Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni and state minister of Higher education Dhan Singh Rawat. Six out of a total of seven MPs (five Lok Sabha and two Rajya Sabha) except Baluni have already arrived in the city. Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned on Tuesday after days of speculation about a leadership change in the state.

    09:42 (IST)10 Mar 2021
    Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' to participate in Uttarakhand BJP legislative party meet today

    Uttarakhand political crisis: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' to participate in Uttarakhand BJP legislative party meeting in Dehradun later today.

    21:54 (IST)09 Mar 2021
    Focus on BJP's meeting

    The latest reports say that the BJP leadership will meet in Dehradun on Wednesday morning to announce the name of the next Uttarakhand Chief Minister.

    20:29 (IST)09 Mar 2021
    Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat resigns: Understanding message within

    The resignation of Trivendra Singh Rawat shows not just the rift between the state MLAs but also growing differences between state and central leadership of the BJP. According to an Indian Express report, Rawat’s exit shows means that the state units are not ready to accept the imposition of Delhi leadership.

    18:27 (IST)09 Mar 2021
    Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat resigns: BJP's central observers to oversee change of guard

    BJP's central observers Raman Singh and Dushyant Kumar Gautam scheduled to land in the state later Tuesday to oversee the process of change of guard in the state. (PTI)

    18:07 (IST)09 Mar 2021
    What happened in the last couple of days?

    Uttarakhand BJP crisis: BJP Vice-President and observer for the party’s Uttarakhand unit Raman Singh and Dushyant Kumar Gautam were sent to Uttarakhand last week to assess the situation and submit the report to the party’s central leadership on Monday. On Monday, Rawat met party chief JP Nadda in Delhi. On the same day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, JP Nadda and BL Santhosh also held a meeting to discuss the situation in Uttarakhand.

    17:43 (IST)09 Mar 2021
    Who will replace Trivendra Singh Rawat as CM?

    Uttarakhand BJP crisis: State minister Dhan Singh Rawat has emerged as a frontrunner to replace Trivendra Singh Rawat as the Chief Minister. Ajay Bhatt and Anil Baluni, two senior leaders from the state who are members of Parliament, are being seen as two other strong probables for the top post. PTI reports that the BJP may also bring in a deputy chief minister, who will be from the Kumaon region. Pushkar Singh Dhami is likely to be the deputy chief minister. (PTI)

    17:31 (IST)09 Mar 2021
    What led to Trivendra Singh Rawat's resignation as CM?

    Uttarakhand News: For the last few days, speculations were rife that the BJP may remove Rawat over differences with a section of MLAs and feedback from the RSS. A section of party legislators had expressed their dissatisfaction with Rawat and the way his administration was functioning under him. The leaders had told the central leadership that the state officials had not been listening to them. The Indian Express reported that some senior MLAs had also been demanding the expansion of the State Cabinet where three berths have been lying vacant for two years. “There is unrest among a major section of party functionaries and MLAs. They are complaining that officers in districts are not paying heed to their recommendations. They are feeling ignored. In this situation, winning the next Assembly election could be a challenge…It is being explored if damage control can be done by holding meetings of the MLAs with the CM. A change of leadership is the last option,” an RSS functionary had told The Indian Express.

    Trivendra Singh Rawat submitted his resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya at Raj Bhawan after his arrival from Delhi. Before proceeding to the Raj Bhawan, Rawat met his close associates at the chief minister's residence including Cabinet minister Madan Kaushik and state minister Dhan Singh Rawat, who has emerged as a frontrunner to succeed him. Rawat would have completed four years in office on March 17.
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