Chief Minister resigns, thanks party for giving opportunity to serve people

India: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday (March 9) tendered his resignation after meeting the Governor of the state, Baby Rani Maurya, at Raj Bhawan in Dehradun.

Rawat addressed a press conference after the meeting. He thanked the party leadership for giving him the opportunity to serve the people.

“I have just tendered my resignation to the Governor,” Rawat said addressing the media.

He wished well for whoever assumes the top post. He did not name who would be replacing him.

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, said PTI.

The move comes amid speculations of change in leadership in the hill state. Rawat late met with BJP president JP Nadda at the latter’s residence on Monday.

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