Rawat was talking to reporters here on the sidelines of the party’s three-day ‘chintan shivir’ to evolve a strategy for the state assembly polls due early next year.
In an exclusive interview with IANS, he also said that when he was appointed Chief Minister of the state, “some people” started a conspiracy to malign his image.
Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday appointed Ganesh Godiyal as the new Uttarakhand unit chief.
The two-time MLA from Khatima constituency has never been a minister in the state government but Dhami became the youngest chief minister of Uttarakhand.
The two-time MLA from Khatima constituency has never been a minister in the state government but Dhami became the youngest chief minister of Uttarakhand. He is the third chief minister of the state in nearly four months.
Rawat’s resignation came barely four months after he had replaced former Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat for the post.
“No one knows who will be elected the new chief minister of Uttarakhand, but to avoid any constitutional crisis, the leadership might allow an MLA for the post,” a Uttarakhand BJP leader said.
Rawat submitted his resignation to the Governor at around 11.15 p.m. He was accompanied by Uttarakhand BJP chief Madan Kaushik.
Rawat will be reaching New Delhi on Wednesday to discuss the political situation in the state with the central leadership of the party.
The Medical Superintendent has been instructed to conduct Covid tests for all the passengers who land at Jollygrant Airport of the district.
The hotels and restaurants in the state have been allowed to operate in-dine services with 50 per cent of their seating capacity between 6 am and 10 pm.
Confirming the lodging of the case, DGP Ashok Kumar said the complaint was lodged on behalf of Haridwar Chief Medical Officer Shambhu Kumar Jha.
She breathed her last in Uttrakhand Sadan and was in Delhi for a meeting.
Kedarnath Teerth Purohit Samaj has said that if the board, which is constituted by the state government, is not dissolved soon, the protest will intensify.
State government spokesperson Subodh Uniyal said that orders have been issued to the Director-General of Health in this regard and all districts have been asked to investigate COVID-19 testing labs properly before making any payment.
As many as 11 states across the country have registered high Covid-19 death rate, out of which six are Himalayan states. From these, Uttarakhand tops the chart followed by Nagaland, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Manipur.
He was under treatment at AIIMS Rishikesh and was admitted to the hospital on May 8 after testing positive for Covid-19.
The court also took note of the crowd control measures in place at Chardham shrines in view of COVID-19, and remarked “why do we keep causing embarrassment to ourselves”.
According to the Health Department, only 2,131 children contacted infected in the last one year, while 264 children tested positive from April 1 to April 15.
Five COVID-19 patients, including a woman, died at a private hospital on Tuesday in Roorkee in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar district allegedly due to disruption in oxygen supply to the facility for around 30 minutes.
The incident occurred in the early hours on Tuesday when oxygen supply to the hospital remained disrupted between 1.30 and 2 am, a doctor at the hospital said.
Principal of Doon Medical College Ashutosh Sayana said the ABVP had taken permission to help the hospital administration in maintaining order but it had not been allowed to enter the COVID ward.
A total of 430 BRO workers were at the road-construction site when the avalanche occurred on Friday, Uttarakhand Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar said.
In the last 72 hours alone, more than 1,500 positive cases have been reported only from the Mela area of Haridwar and many people have lost their lives. The number of corona patients is expected to increase further as a large number of corona reports are yet to come.
The ‘royal bath’ marked Mesh Sankranti and Baisakhi, and fell two days after a similar convergence of ‘sadhus’ and other devotees for the second shahi snan — events where following social distancing norms appears almost impossible.