Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday (March 9) tendered his resignation after meeting the Governor of the state, Baby Rani Maurya, at Raj Bhawan in Dehradun.
Rawat addressed a press conference after the meeting. He thanked the party leadership for giving him the opportunity to serve the people.
He played a key role in the formation of the state of Uttarakhand and He even went to jail on several occasions for his active participation in Uttarakhand movements.
In 2002, he was elected from the Doiwala constituency in the assembly elections. He retained his seat in the 2007 elections. He was then appointed the minister of agriculture in the state government.
Rawat, who was made party in-charge of Jharkhand in 2014, played a crucial role in helping BJP win the assembly elections in the state.
“I have just tendered my resignation to the Governor,” Rawat said addressing the media.
“The party gave me a golden opportunity to serve this state for four years. I had never thought that I would get such an opportunity.
Meanwhile Devender Yadav, the Congress’ Uttarakhand in-charge, also urged the honorable President to dismiss the state government following Rawat’s resignation as the chief minister on Tuesday evening.
An ‘unsuccessful attempt to cover up for corruption and failures’ of the state government in the last four years quoted by the Congress on Tuesday lashing out at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Trivendra Singh Rawat after his resignation as Uttarakhand chief minister.
“As we all know, this is the same government against which, just four months ago, the honorable Uttarakhand high court, in a historic order, directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe corruption allegations against then-CM Trivendra Rawat,” Devender Yadav, said at a press conference.
“However, the government, in an irresponsible manner, challenged the order in the Supreme Court and tried to get it stayed,” Yadav added while pointing out the issues which made the people question the government elected by them.