Pushkar Dhami Is The New CM Elect Of Uttarakhand After Rawat Resigns From the Post, Know Why?

by Shatakshi Gupta

The tenure of Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat is now over in just 114 days. Tirath himself has told the constitutional reason behind his resignation, but its script was written by his controversial statements. On several occasions, his controversial statements on the government and the organization overshadowed him.

The constitutional reason behind his resignation:

Under Article 164(4) of the Constitution, the Chief Minister has to take the membership of the Legislative Assembly within six months. Section 151 (A) of the Representation of the People Act also talks about this.

He had to go to the by-election before 10 September. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Election Commission has banned all elections. In such a situation, there is no possibility of by-elections in two vacant seats of Gangotri and Haldwani.

Political experts believe that like Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also has to contest elections.  Political experts are also connecting Mamta Banerjee’s by-election with the farewell of Tirath.

Always in controversies:

Besides constitutional reasons, party sources have another opinion. The results of the survey conducted by the party regarding the tenure of Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat are not pleasant for the BJP.  His controversial statements made the organization and the government uncomfortable at times. 

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The tenure of Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat started with controversies at the national level and the term ended abruptly. In this small political story, where there was social media drama, on the other hand, there was a huge challenge of the second wave of COVID.

At first, he created controversy by saying that it is a sacrament for women to wear ripped jeans. His statement made headlines overnight at the national level. Many women leaders including Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra criticized CM Tirath on this. However, later he also gave his clarification.

Similarly, another statement of CM Tirath came into controversy when he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be considered as an incarnation of Lord Rama and Krishna. He also faced severe criticism for this statement.

An ardent follower of Modi

Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat did not tempt live at grand Chief Minister’s residence on Cantt Road. He even announced to make the Chief Minister’s residence a COVID Care Center in the third wave of Corona. From the day he assumed office, there was talk about the Chief Minister that he would not shift to the Chief Minister’s residence. He thought it appropriate to stay at his private residence on GMS Road. Tirath Singh Rawat kept chanting the name of PM Narendra Modi from the day the reins of power came into his hands. After resigning, he expressed his gratitude to PM Narendra Modi. Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said that he had to resign from his post due to the constitutional crisis. 

New CM of Uttarakhand:

Pushkar Singh Dhami will take oath as Uttarakhand Chief Minister tomorrow at Raj Bhawan. Newly appointed Uttarakhand Cabinet Ministers will also take the oath with him. Dhami, an MLA from the Khatima constituency in the Udham Singh Nagar, was chosen after a party meeting in Dehradun, which was chaired by Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar.