Uttarakhand politics Live: BJP to hold party meet at 3 pm on July 3

Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat has reportedly conveyed his decision to BJP National President JP Nadda in today's meeting. According to sources, he may make a big announcement during a media briefing shortly.

Uttarakhand politics Live: BJP to hold party meet at 3 pm on July 3

The Uttarakhand BJP will hold its legislature party meeting here on Saturday amid reports that Tirath Singh Rawat is resigning as chief minister. The meeting will be chaired by Uttarakhand BJP president Madan Kaushik at the party headquaters at 3 pm on Saturday, state BJP media incharge Manveer Singh Chauhan said.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on late Friday arrived at the Raj Bhawan where he submitted his resignation to the Governor.

Earlier in the day, Tirath Singh Rawat held a press conference at the state secretariat here, after his return from Delhi after meeting the party's central leadership. However, contrary to expectations, he did not say anything about the speculation in the media about a change of guard in the state and confined himself to talking only about steps taken by his government to give relief to different sectors, including transport and tourism, which were hit badly by the COVID pandemic.

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03 July 2021
00:21 AM

Tirath Singh Rawat had replaced Trivendra Singh Rawat on March 10 after he was similarly asked by the party to step down.

00:21 AM

Rawat handed over the resignation letter to Governor Baby Rani Maurya on late Friday, hours after returning from Delhi where he was summoned by the top BJP leadership on Wednesday.

00:20 AM

BJP leader Tirath Singh Rawat resigned as Uttarakhand chief minister on Friday after holding the post for less than four months.

00:20 AM

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat arrives at Raj Bhawan, resigns as state CM. 

22:41 PM

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21:49 PM

Uttarakhand: BJP legislature party meeting is scheduled to be held at 3 pm on Saturday at the party headquarters. The meeting will be held under the chairmanship of state president Madan Kaushik, says State's media in-charge Manveer Singh Chauhan

21:37 PM

Section 151A of the Representation of People Act, 1951 mandates the Election Commission to fill vacancies in Parliament and the state legislatures through bypolls within six months from the date of their occurrence, provided that the remainder of the term of a member in relation to a vacancy is one year or more.

21:37 PM

According to the Constitution, Rawat, an MP from Pauri Garhwal who was sworn in as CM on March 10, needs to become a member of the state assembly before September 10 to continue in office.

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Given the possibility that the Election Commission may not hold a bypoll in the state can lead to constitutional crisis. Rawat needs to be elected as an MLA in the next two months to continue in the post, which he got after the BJP leadership removed Trivendra Singh Rawat from the helm. But observers say with the term of the assembly in any case coming to an end in less than a year, the EC may not order a bypoll for the vacant seats in Uttarakhand. 

21:36 PM

Uttarakhand, for quite some time, has been abuzz with speculation over another leadership change barely four months after Tirath Singh Rawat took an oath. G

21:36 PM

If sources are to be believed, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has apparently written a letter to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda offering to resign from his post, citing a constitutional crisis in the state. "I want to resign from the post of Chief Minister so that there is no constitutional crisis in Uttarakhand," Tirath Singh said, sources say. The names of Dhan Singh Rawat and Pushkar Dhami have emerged as frontrunners in the race for new CM, sources in the party also informed.

21:25 PM

Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat is likely to address a press briefing shortly amid reports of him tendering his resignation. However, there is no official confirmation on the same. 

21:24 PM

Uttarakhand remained abuzz with speculation that the BJP could pick a new leader as the CM of the state. 

21:24 PM

If CM Rawat quits to pave the way for another person, an MLA most probably, then he would have held the post for less than four months after the party brought him to replace Trivendra Singh Rawat.

21:23 PM

Without commenting on the speculation about his fate, CM Tirath Singh Rawat told reporters the party will take a call about its political strategy in the state, and noted that holding or not holding the bypoll is the EC's prerogative.

21:23 PM

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat met BJP president JP Nadda amid increasing buzz that the party may again go in for a change in the leadership in the state as the prospect of the Election Commission holding an assembly bypoll there looks uncertain.


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23:49 PM

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23:49 PM

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21:10 PM

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20:03 PM

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16:46 PM

Rainfall over the country as a whole is most likely to be normal, as per IMD's forecast for July.

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I ask you all to follow COVID appropriate behaviour with more awareness. These days, people from medical fraternity are coming forward to promote Yoga. Many modern medical science institutions are doing studies on how yoga is helping in fighting post-COVID complications: PM Modi

15:36 PM

Today, our doctors are making and implementing protocols for COVID-19. Earlier, we all saw how medical infrastructure was ignored. Despite all problems, India’s condition was somewhere stable than other developed countries: PM Modi

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15:31 PM

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15:29 PM

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15:26 PM

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14:40 PM

West Bengal BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari arrives at the residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. 

14:37 PM

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14:35 PM

Senior Punjab Congress leaders from urban areas including group of Cabinet Ministers in a meeting with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh at his residence in Chandigarh. 

13:24 PM

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12:50 PM

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12:46 PM

If there is zeal for innovation, there is passion for its quick adaption in the country. This is why Digital India is India's resolution, the practice of Atmanirbhar Bharat. Digital India is the 21st century's slogan of India's strength: PM Modi 

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12:06 PM

Colonel Ajay Kothiyal (retd), who joined Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), to contest the Uttarakhand by-poll against CM Tirath Singh Rawat. (ANI)

11:52 AM

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11:50 AM

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11:42 AM

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11:36 AM

Delhi's Patiala House Court reserves order on Kashmiri separatist Shabbir Shah's bail in connection with ED case related to terror funding case. (ANI)

11:08 AM

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10:34 AM

A delegation of leaders from Ladakh arrives at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). 

10:34 AM

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10:21 AM

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09:32 AM

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09:31 AM

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09:30 AM

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09:29 AM

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09:28 AM

India reports 48,786 new COVID-19 cases and 61,588 recoveries during the last 24 hours, taking the active cases tally to 5,23,257: Union Ministry of Health (ANI)

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