The Congress on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of “distributing power” following the resignation of Tirath Singh Rawat as Uttarakhand chief minister and claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president JP Nadda were trying to “change the chief minister like toys”. are responsible.
Party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that now the people of Uttarakhand are waiting for the elections so that they can give a chance to the Congress for a stable and progressive government.
“The Devbhoomi of Uttarakhand is becoming an example of the BJP’s greed for power, the competition for the cream of power and the failure of the BJP,” he told reporters.
Surjewala claimed, “The people of the state gave an opportunity to the BJP to form the government by giving full majority, but the BJP only did the work of distributing the cream of power and wasting power. For the BJP, this opportunity has become an opportunity to taste the cream of power.”
Referring to changing several chief ministers in the past BJP governments in Delhi, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, he said, “BJP has a history of changing chief ministers in a single term.
BJP changes chief minister like toys. This is what is happening in Uttarakhand.” Surjewala alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and JP Nadda are responsible for this situation.
Taking a jibe at the BJP, he said, “BJP had changed three chief ministers in Uttarakhand earlier also and this time also it is preparing to make a third chief minister. We will say that in the next six months, change two-three more so that the record of changing the maximum number of chief ministers in the country is set.
Congress state in-charge Devendra Yadav alleged, “It is the negligence and ignorance of the BJP leadership. A Chief Minister was imposed on Uttarakhand who is not a member of the Legislative Assembly. The BJP has done all this to spoil the happy Devbhoomi.”
Significantly, amid the constitutional crisis that arose in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat submitted his resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya late on Friday night after being in office for less than four months.
After reaching the Raj Bhavan and tendering his resignation, Chief Minister Rawat told reporters that the main reason for his resignation was the constitutional crisis in which it was difficult for the Election Commission to conduct by-elections. “Given the circumstances of the constitutional crisis, I thought it appropriate to tender my resignation,” he said.