Uttarakhand minister Bhandari resigns

Uttarakhand Minister for Panchayati Raj and Public Security Rajendra Bhandari has resigned citing personal reasons.

Last Updated: Dec 29, 2011, 15:24 PM IST

Dehradun: Uttarakhand Minister for
Panchayati Raj and Public Security Rajendra Bhandari has
resigned citing personal reasons.

Bhandari, who also holds the portfolios of Jail and
Homeguards today said he has sent his resignation to Chief
Minister B C Khanduri yesterday and a copy has also been
forwarded to the Governor.

Meanwhile, the state secretariat has said CM will take a
final call in this regard and no decision has been taken so
far.

Confirming receipt of the resignation, Rajbhavan sources
said they have not received any official communication from
Khanduri`s office in this regard.

Bhandari`s resignation comes as a blow for the ruling BJP
in the state which goes to polls on January 30. Bhandari, who
was inducted into the cabinet was said to be seeking party
ticket from the Badrinath constituency in the upcoming
elections.

PTI