Some serious political turmoil has gripped the BJP-ruled state of Uttarakhand as many sitting MLAs have alleged a lack of leadership under the former Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. But now, the turmoil has been settled and the chair of Chief Minister has been handed over to Tirath Singh Rawat who has been sworn-in today.
Surprising political pundits has been a habit for the Bharatiya Janata Party. This timeYet again, political pundits proposed three names Anil Baluni, Ajay Bhatt and the party’s big name Dhan Singh Rawat was also speculated, but now Tirath Singh Rawat has been elected as a leader of the Legislature Party meeting and this speculation has now fallen flat.
Divulging the details about Uttarakhand Politics, the sitting MLAs revolted against the leadership of Trivendra Singh Rawat. The MLAs pointed out the fact about growing unpopularity and disaffection among the public of the state. And, when they reached out to the former CM for addressing the issue, he disregarded the voice of his MLAs. With no options left, revolting MLAs reached out to the BJP headquarters, and JP Nadda heard the MLA’s request and decided to change the leadership of Uttarakhand.
BJP appointed Trivendra Singh Rawat as the CM keeping in mind the caste-vote strategy. With sudden change in leadership of Uttarakhand, BJP has planned for a long game. For now they have settled the dust and appointed Tirath Singh Rawat as the new CM of the state, preparing for the next upcoming election.
The appointment of Tirath Singh Rawat as the new CM is due to his former glory earned when he was state president of BJP and won four mayor posts in the municipal corporation. When he was serving as a president of the BJP state, Uttarakhand was in the second position in terms of voting percentage throughout the nation.
Tirath Singh Rawat is a prominent leader in Uttarakhand politics. He hails from Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, so it’s quite evident he will sway the votes from Garhwal. He is currently serving as a Lok Sabha member from Pauri Loksabha seat, he defeated his rival from more than 3.5 lakhs and earlier, he has served as a Uttarakhand BJP party chief between 2013 and 2015. At the same time, his impeccable image can be a positive point for the party. Perhaps, this is the main reason behind his appointment as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.