U'khand BJP president Chufal resigns as minister

Dehra Dun: Newly-appointed Uttarakhand BJP president Bishan Singh Chufal on Tuesday resigned from his ministerial post to focus on party affairs.

Chufal sent his resignation to Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank, party state general secretary Dhan Singh Rawat here.

Soon after being appointed as state BJP president last month, Chufal had offered to quit as Cabinet Minister, Rawat said, adding the party had then rejected his offer.

Chufal again insisted on resigning during a meeting yesterday stating he wanted to follow the healthy tradition of 'one man one post', and his offer was later accepted, Rawat said.

The resignation of Chufal, who was holding the key departments of forest, environment, wildlife and transport, is yet to be accepted by the Chief Minister, he added.

Bureau Report