Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat resigns 4 months after he took charge
New Delhi : Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Friday submitted his resignation to the governor; this comes barely after four months when he took charge of the post.
"Given the constitutional crisis, I felt it was right for me to resign. Bypolls could not be held because of COVID-19," he said in a brief statement in Hindi.
Mr. Rawat was in Delhi for the past three days and was apparently asked by the BJP leadership to quit, following which he submitted his resignation to the governor Baby Rani Maurya.
BJP MLAs will now meet in Uttarakhand today to pick up a new leader for CM post.
Tirath Singh Rawat was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand in March this year.
According to some reports, Satpal Maharaj and Dhan Singh Rawat have sent feelers to the leadership that they are interested in the top post.
Earlier this year, they had lost the race to Tirath Rawat.