The 11-day stalemate over the selection of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislature party leader in Uttarakhand seems to be inching towards an end, as the party has scheduled the meeting of the legislature in Dehradun on Monday evening.
Even as the suspense on the name of the CM continues, Uttarakhand BJP leaders confirmed the newly elected chief minister will take the oath with 11 cabinet ministers at the city’s Parade Ground at 11 am on March 23.
Central observers Rajnath Singh and Meenakshi Lekhi will reach the capital on Monday and announce the name of the new legislative party leader. Pro-tem speaker Banishar Bhagat will take the oath at Raj Bhavan. Later, Bhagat will administer the oath to the newly elected members at the Vidhan Sabha.
Even as the BJP cadre in the state is anxiously awaiting for the next chief minister of the hill state, hectic parleys went on in the national capital.
Acting chief minister Pushhkar Singh Dhami, former chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, former chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and BJP president Madan Kaushik called on home minister Amit Shah, BJP national general secretary (organization) BL Santosh, among others.