Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned and handed his resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya on Tuesday.
The decision came after intense speculation throughout the morning. The 60-year-old BJP leader first met Maurya and then proceeded to the media conference to announce his decision.
Following three days of political turmoil, all speculation in the state were put to rest as Rawat submitted his resignation to Maurya after he reached the Raj Bhawan just past 4 pm
The BJP legislative party is expected to meet Wednesday morning to select the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, said a senior party leader.
“After his meeting with central leadership yesterday in the national capital, it seems that BJP leadership has informed Rawat about possible change of leadership in the Uttarakhand government as there is a lot of resentment against him,” the senior leader was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.