Uttarakhand BJP lawmakers to meet on Monday to elect new leader

New Delhi, March 20 (PTI) Newly elected BJP MPs from Uttarakhand will gather in Dehradun on Monday to choose their leader who will be the next chief minister of the hill state where the party returned to power for a second term unprecedented consecutive. .

The decision to convene a meeting of MPs was taken after BJP state leaders including Acting Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Trivendra Singh Rawat (both former CMs), among others, met with the central leadership of the party at the home of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. residence here, said state party leader Madan Kaushik.

Besides Shah, BJP Chairman JP Nadda and General Secretary (Organization) BL Santhosh were also present at the meeting which lasted over an hour.

Kaushik, who also attended the meeting, said the BJP Legislative Party will meet on Monday evening after the deputies are sworn in as members of the state assembly.

Earlier in the day, Dhami said the government formation process was underway and the BJP central leadership would call the next chief minister.

The party has appointed Defense Minister Rajnath Singh as an observer for the formation of government in the state.

The BJP, despite its emphatic victory, was a little embarrassed by the new chief minister as Dhami, who spearheaded its successful campaign, lost his seat in Khatami.

A section of the party’s state unity still wants Dhami as chief minister, while some favor a change.

The BJP won 47 seats in the 70-member Assembly. PTI JTR SK SK

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