Amid the political turmoil, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat's resigned paving the way for Garhwal MP Tirath Singh Rawat the new CM of the state.
Who's Tirath Singh Rawat
Tirath Singh Rawat was the BJP chief in Uttarakhand from February 9, 2013, to December 31, 2015, and a former member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly from Chaubttakhal constituency from 2012 to 2017. He was seen as a loyalist of former CM B.C. Khanduri and went on to win Lok Sabha seat from Pauri Garhwal in 2019.
His elevation came a day after CM Trivendra Singh Rawat Tuesday resigned and handed his resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya. As per sources, the resentment of the BJP MLAs came down heavily on Trivendra Singh Rawat for the manner in which the decision to make Garsain as commissionerate in the budget session.
There was a heavy speculation throughout the morning on Tuesday, with Rawat expected to address a press conference ahead of his meeting the Governor. However, the 60-year-old BJP leader first met Maurya and then proceeded to the media conference.
After three days of political upheaval, Tirath Singh Rawat was named the new chief minister. He will be sworn-in at 4 pm on Wednesday, March 10. His major task will be strengthening the party for the Assembly elections next year.