Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has submitted his resign to BJP President JP Nadda. If sources are to be believed, constitutional crisis has been said to be behind this.
CM has said in their letter that according to Article 164-A, he had to win member of the Legislative Assembly within six months after took charge of the Chief Minister. Article 151 states that if there is less than one year left for the assembly elections, then bye-elections cannot be held there.
In such situation, Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has tendered his resign to the party president Nadda so that there is no constitutional crisis in Uttarakhand. However, sources also say that Chief Minister Tirath can meet the Governor tomorrow. As of now, no formal confirmation of this has been made from anywhere.
Let us tell you that by-elections are to be held in the Gangotri assembly, the stronghold of Uttarakhand Chief Minister. He was elected a Lok Sabha member from the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2019 general election. Along with this, he has been the former Education Minister of Uttarakhand.
However, on a question asked in Delhi regarding the monsoon session of Parliament, CM Tirath Singh Rawat clearly said that he will not only attend it but will also attend, that is, will CM once again come in the role of MP.
CM Tirath Singh Rawat resign news update
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Friday resign after meeting the Governor after returning from Delhi to Dehradun. The chief minister tendered his resignation to the governor citing a constitutional crisis. On the other hand, BJP has called a meeting of the party legislature party from 3 pm on Saturday, in which the new face of the Chief Minister will be decided. In this way, within six months, the new Chief Minister is going to be elected for the second time in Uttarakhand.
After being the Chief Minister for a total of 114 days, Tirath Singh Rawat met Governor Babyrani Maurya and tendered his resignation. Rawat said he had offered to resign before the party leadership in view of the constitutional crisis. The BJP has called a meeting of the legislature party from 3 pm on Saturday for the selection of the new Chief Minister.
To attend this meeting, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will go to Dehradun as an observer from Delhi. Significantly, Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat is an MP from Garhwal. As per rules, he must be a member of the state house within six months of becoming the chief minister. In such a situation, he could be a member only through by-election. But, it is being told that in the state where the assembly elections are less than a year, the commission does not conduct by-elections. Thus, a constitutional crisis was brewing. In view of this, Tirath Singh Rawat decided to resign after consultation with BJP President JP Nadda.