Amid constitutional crisis will BJP change its leader once again in Uttarakhand

Ajay Ramola

GG News Bureau

Dehradun, 22nd June. The issue of change is in leadership once again in Uttarakhand is making a headline in the political parlance of Uttarakhand. Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) changed it Chief Minister face in March and brought in Tirath Singh Rawat in place of Trivendra Rawat in the month of March.

Many political experts believe that a constitutional crisis is brewing in the state with the probability of change in leadership resurfacing in the state, once again.

Congress leader and former Uttarakhand minister Nav Prabhat is of the view that the state is facing a constitutional crisis and the government leadership in the state will change once again.

The problem for the BJP presently is that Tirath Rawat has not been elected as a member of the legislative assembly from Pauri Garhwal. He was elevated to the post of chief minister by replacing Trivendra Rawat. To stay in his post, Tirath Rawat has to be elected as a MLA and as per the public representation act, section 151 byelections cannot be held in the states where only one year is left for the elections. Presently there are two vacant MLA seats from Gangotri and Haldwani. Gangotri seat went vacant due to the sad death of BJP MLA Gopal Rawat while the other one felt vacant to the sad demise of the Congress leader Indira Hridayesh. The tenure of the present government will end in 2022. Therefore, one can infer that around nine months are left for the tenure of the present government to end and under such conditions, it is not possible for Tirath Rawat to continue at the chief minister post which is fueling the fire of change in the leadership in the present BJP once again. According to the sources the BJP CM Tirath Rawat had verbally consented to contest from Gangotri in the by-elections earlier and after minor opposition, a various faction among the BJP have united and are mooting for Tirath to contest from this remote assembly seat of Gangotri as MLA.  However, Tirath Rawat according to the sources seems is not interested to contest for few months as MLA as it would mean the risk of jeopardizing his Lok Sabha seat.

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