BJP may change Uttarakhand CM  for second time

New Delhi: The BJP is contemplating to change its Uttarakhand chief minister for second time to escape the constitutional requirement of a minister to be elected to the Assembly within six months of his induction.

Chief Minister Teerath Singh Rawat (57) was summoned to Delhi on Wednesday after a 3-day "Chintan Baithak" in Dehra Dun noted that he has not been able to deliver to help the party win the Assembly elections next February, mainly due to the Covid-19 situation.

He became the chief minister on March 10, replacing Trivendra Singh Rawat, and the constitutional requirement is that he should be elected to the Assembly latest by September 10. There are already two vacancies as Gangotri's Gopal Singh Rawat of BJP died on April 23 and Haldwani's Congress MLA Indira Hrirdyesh on June 13 to let him get elected in either by-election.

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