Uttarakhand BJP unit held its legislature party meeting on July 3 to decide on a new leader after the incumbent CM Tirath Singh Rawat resigned from the post. His resignation came ahead of the Uttarakhand assembly elections scheduled to be held in early 2022.
For the meeting of MLA’s, BJP named Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to be the central observer.
Rawat’s resignation came barely four months after he had replaced former Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat for the post.
To continue as the chief minister, he had to be elected to the state assembly within six months since he was not an MLA. However, by-election can’t be held as the general election in the state was due with-in a year.
After his resignation, BJP president Madan Kaushik said that the new chief minister is likely to be a sitting MLA.
“In the legislature meet at 3 pm, we will elect the leader (CM). Post that, we will meet the Governor for government formation. It is possible that the CM will be among the MLAs,” Kaushik had told ANI.