Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday met Governor Baby Rani Maurya at the Raj Bhawan here and submitted his resignation.
Earlier on Monday, Rawat met central BJP leaders in Delhi amid speculation that the party is mulling political changes in the state.
Meanwhile, Ajay Bhatt and Anil Baluni, two senior leaders from the state who are members of Parliament, are being seen as two other strong probables for the top post. Dhan Singh Rawat has emerged as a frontrunner to replace Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivenrdra Singh Rawat. Sources said the party may also bring in a deputy chief minister, who will be from the Kumaon region. Pushkar Singh Dhami is likely to be the deputy chief minister.
The central BJP leadership recently sent two observers, party vice president Raman Singh and general secretary Dushayant Kumar Gautam, to Uttarakhand to get feedback from the party’s core group in the state amid reports of discontent against the chief minister.