Aam Aadmi Party’s Colonel Ajay Kothiyal has presented a challenge to contest the election against Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat. He tweeted that in five years BJP has ruined Uttarakhand. I am fortunate that my party has given me a chance to contest Gangotri bypoll in front of CM @TIRATHSRAWAT. I went to many villages of Gangotri, people are very sad. I am sure people will win this time. Jai Hind.
Actually, the current Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Tirath Singh Rawat, has to win the assembly elections before September 10, because he is not an MLA yet, while Colonel Ajay Kothiyal is a big name of Uttarakhand, who has recently joined the Aam Aadmi Party. . Earlier, AAP’s Sangam Vihar MLA Dinesh had tweeted that BJP has announced that CM Tirath Singh Rawat ji will contest in Gangotri by-election. Col Ajay Kothiyal ji from Aam Aadmi Party will contest the Gangotri by-election to give him a fight, the time has come for the BJP’s misrule to end.
After the announcement of Ajay Kothiyal’s name from Gangotri seat, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has congratulated him. He has tweeted that Colonel Sahib, best wishes. You saved the country by risking your life in the army. Now Uttarakhand is looking towards you. The corrupt politics here also has to be cleaned.
Col sahib, best of luck.
You saved the country by risking your life in the army. Now Uttarakhand is looking towards you. The corrupt politics here also has to be cleaned. https://t.co/jJr7gn78Iv
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 1, 2021
Uttarakhand CM present in Delhi
Uttarakhand CM is present in Delhi amid speculations of by-elections and change of leadership. It is being said that he has come to Delhi to meet National President JP Nadda.
This is the bottleneck in the by-election
Let us tell you that in June, Congress leader and former Uttarakhand minister Nav Prabhat had said that a constitutional crisis is brewing in the state and there will be a change in the leadership of the government in the state once again. News agency ANI quoted him as saying, “A constitutional crisis is brewing in Uttarakhand. Presently Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat is not an MLA. To continue in his office, he has to become an elected member of the Legislative Assembly before the completion of six months on 9 September. Now, under section 151A of the Representation of the People Act, a bye-election cannot be held in a situation where only one year is left for the general election.
Will there be a change in leadership
The Congress leader said that Gangotri and Haldwani assembly seats are vacant due to the death of sitting MLAs. “Two assembly seats are vacant in Uttarakhand. The term of the current assembly will end in March 2022. This means that only 9 months are left for the completion of the term of this assembly. If seen like this, it is not possible for Tirath Singh Rawat to continue in the chief minister’s post after September 9. In such a case, there will be a change of leadership in Uttarakhand once again.
Tirath Singh Rawat, BJP MP from Garhwal in Uttarakhand, took oath as the Chief Minister in March this year, replacing Trivendra Singh Rawat. Trivendra Singh Rawat was removed from the post of Chief Minister after differences in the party unit of the state.