Dehradun, March 9 Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on today resigned and handed his resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya.
The move came after heavy speculation through out morning, with Rawat expected to address a press conference ahead of his meeting the Governor. However, the 60-year-old BJP leader first met Maurya and then proceeded to the media conference.
After three days of political upheavel, speculation in the state ended as Rawat submitted his resignation to Maurya after he reached the Raj Bhawan just past 4 p.m.
The BJP legislative party will meet Wednesday morning to select the new Chief Minister of the state, a senior party leader said.
He said that Rawat submitted his resignation as he was directed by the party central leadership to resign after discontent in the BJP legislative party.
In 2017, Rawat was made Chief Minister after BJP won in Uttarakhand.