Khanduri’s successor to be elected today

June 24th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislature party is likely to meet here today to elect the successor of B C Khanduri, who resigned from the post of Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

The names of Minister for Tourism and Parliamentary Affairs Prakash Pant and Health Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal are doing the rounds as possible front-runners to replace Khanduri.

Khanduri handed over a copy of his resignation letter to the party president Rajnath Singh on Tuesday, after discussions with the top leadership of the BJP. Khanduri has sent his resignation letter to the state Governor for acceptance separately.

The BJP in Uttarakhand has been in turmoil after it lost all five Lok Sabha seats in the state and dissidents led by senior leader B S Koshiyari landed in Delhi to press for Khanduri’s removal. (ANI)

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