“Most probably CM is going to address a press conference where he may make an important announcement,” a source said.
Earlier, Rawat met BJP President J.P. Nadda hours after a crucial meeting of Home Minister Amit Shah with the party chief at New Delhi on Sunday evening amid a serious discontent from a section of the state BJP MLAs and MPs, who are bitterly opposed to the Chief Minister’s style of functioning.
Rawat, who completes four years in office on March 18, was summoned to New Delhi two days after an unscheduled core committee meeting of the state unit of BJP fueled speculations about a possible change in guard in the state amid discontent within a section of the party MLAs and MPs over his style of functioning.
The names of many BJP leaders including Ajay Bhatt, Dhan Singh Rawat, and Anil Baluni are doing rounds to possibly replace the incumbent CM. But, sources said, the final decision on replacing Rawat would be taken by the Prime Minister.
Before the New Delhi visit, a sudden meeting of Uttarakhand BJP’s core committee was presided over by the party’s national vice president and former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh on March 6. Singh landed in Uttarakhand along with state BJP in-charge Dushyant Kumar Gautam.