Dehradun: Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has submitted his resignation to the governor, state minister Dhan Singh Rawat has emerged as a frontrunner to replace TS Rawat as chief minister.
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Ajay Bhatt and Anil Baluni, two senior leaders from the state who are members of Parliament, are being seen as two other strong probables for the top post. Sources said the party may also bring in a deputy chief minister, who will be from the Kumaon region.
The central BJP leadership recently sent two observers, party vice president Raman Singh and general secretary Dushayant Kumar Gautam, to Uttarakhand to get feedback from the party’s core group in the state amid reports of discontent against the chief minister.
Accoridng to reports, Pushkar Singh Dhami is likely to be Deputy Chief Minister. He is a member of the Legislative Assembly from the Khatima seat in Udham Singh Nagar district.
The BJP had won 57 seats in the 2017 elections to the 70-member state assembly. Rawat was named as its chief ministerial choice after the polls. Uttarakhand will go to polls early next year.