Tirath Singh Rawat is set to be the new chief minister of Uttarakhand, the BJP announced at its party meet in the state capital today. He is likely to be sworn in around 4 pm.
Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned from the chief ministerial post on Tuesday. His resignation came after BJP general secretary in-charge of Uttarakhand Dushyant Kumar Gautam and former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, submitted a report to the BJP’s central leadership detailing the rebellion in the state unit of the party, said sources.
Tirath Singh Rawat, 56, is a BJP MP. He was the chief of the party in Uttarakhand in 2013-15 and also an MLA from the state in the past. The name was picked over prominent candidates including Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Uttarakhand Minister Dhan Singh Rawat.
The Lok Sabha MP from Garhwal was elected as leader of the BJP legislature party, paving way for him to take over as the new Uttarakhand Chief Minister.
Tirath Singh Rawat was the Uttarakhand BJP chief from 2013-2015. He was also a former member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly from the Chaubttakhal constituency.
More details awaited