Uttrakhand Political Crisis: The face of the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand is going to change once again. Current Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has submitted his resignation to the party’s national president JP Nadda, citing constitutional reasons. Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat sent his resignation by writing a letter to National President JP Nadda, in which it is written – Under Section 151A of the Representation of the People Act, bye-election is not possible now, so I resign from the post of Chief Minister.
Tirath Singh has also sought an appointment with the Governor. The names of four leaders including Dhan Singh and Satpal Maharaj are emerging as the new CMs. The names of Ritu Khanduri and Pushkar Dhami are also coming in the race for the post of Chief Minister. According to sources, at this time only the MLA of an existing state will be made the Chief Minister. According to reports, the time has not yet been received to meet the Governor. Legislature party meeting will be held in a day or two. Till then the governor can ask him to continue as the CM.
Chief Minister will be changed for the second time in four months in Uttarakhand. Assembly elections will be announced in January next year. Bye-elections will not be held six months before the assembly elections. That’s why Rawat’s resignation is becoming a big reason. Tirath Singh Rawat is not a member of either House yet. To remain CM, one has to become a member within six months.
Tirath Singh Rawat was made the Chief Minister on 10 March 2021. Tirath Rawat can remain the Chief Minister of the state till September 10. By the way, Tirath Singh Rawat was in controversies due to his statements many times during his stay in the post of CM.