Uttarakhand CM Khandori asked to resign

June 23rd, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): After party’s rout in the Lok Sabha elections in Uttarakhand, the BJP leadership is understood to have asked Chief Minister B C Khanduri to resign.

According to party sources, the BJP decided to replace Khanduri after a meeting of senior leaders at L K Advani’s residence.

The meeting was attended by party President Rajnath Singh.

Meanwhile, the party high command has also summoned all its 35 MLAs from the state to Delhi for deciding on a replacement to Khanduri.

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

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.

Koshiyari even resigned his Rajya Sabha seat, but took back his letter a day later. (ANI)

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