For the first time, former CM Trivendra expressed his views on stepping down from the CM post
Former Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, who stepped down just nine days before completing his four-year term in March, said it was the decision of the high command
Former Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, who stepped down just nine days before completing his four-year term in March, said it was the decision of the high command and he, being a soldier of the party, took it up. This decision was taken in the middle of the assembly session, so there was definitely some trouble. This is the first time that former Chief Minister Trivendra has expressed his annoyance about stepping down from the post.
In the last assembly elections held in the year 2017, the BJP came to power with a thumping majority. The BJP got 57 seats in the 70-member elected assembly. Then the BJP leadership decided to hand over the command of the government to Trivendra Singh Rawat. Trivendra took oath as the Chief Minister on 18 March 2017. On March 18, the Trivendra government was preparing to organize celebrations across the state on the completion of its four-year term, nine days before that, on March 9, he had to step down unexpectedly.
The stir of leadership change in the political corridors
At that time, there was a stir in the political corridors due to the decision of change of leadership by the high command. In fact, the then Trivendra government had decided to organize the budget session in the summer capital Gairsain. The budget session started from March 1. Everything was normal till the morning of March 6, but then suddenly in the afternoon, Raman Singh, the National Vice President of BJP and former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, and state in-charge Dushyant Kumar Gautam reached Dehradun for a meeting with the members of the State Core Group. This raised the political temperature of the state and the speculation of change of leadership started.