Tirath Singh Rawat resigned as Uttarakhand CM months after taking oath

Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat has resigned from his post and the meeting was held with the state Governor on late Friday night. The BJP has called a meeting of its MLAs at 3pm on 3rd July Saturday in Dehradun.

Its been less then  four months after takin oath, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat resigned from his post on Friday. He met Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya at  Raj Bhawan  late Friday night and has now submitted his resignation.

Tirath Singh Rawat has become the chief minister with the shortest tenure of 115 days in Uttarakhand's history.

Recently, in a letter to BJP national president JP Nadda, Tirath Singh Rawat had written that he was offering his resignation in order to "avoid a constitutional crisis".

In the wake of development, BJP  asked Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar to go to Dehradun on Saturday and be there as an observer. The high command party has also called a meeting  by BJP MLAs at 3pm at the BJP headquarter in Dehradun.

Tirath Singh Rawat took an oath as Uttarakhand’s chief minister on March 10, by replacing Trivendra Singh Rawat.

At the time of taking oath, Tirath Singh Rawat was not an elected MLA in the Uttarakhand Assembly, and he was rather a Lok Sabha MP representing Pauri Garhwal. He continues to be a Lok Sabha MP at present.

Tirath Singh Rawat has resigned as Uttarakhand's chief minister and submitted his resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya.

by Nishita Sharma | Sat, Jul 03 - 08:42 AM

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