After the election results in Uttarakhand and Goa, now the screw is stuck in the Chief Minister’s chair. In Uttarakhand, despite the BJP’s bumper victory, CM Pushkar Singh Dhami has lost his seat, after which the names of many contenders for the chair are now appearing in the state. At the same time, fierce fighting has started among BJP MLAs for the CM’s chair in Goa.
BJP got the mandate but caretaker CM Pushkar Dhami had to face defeat from Khatima. In such a situation, will BJP give him a chance once again or a new face will come out in the form of CM. The answer to this question can be found soon after Holi when BJP’s Uttarakhand observer will visit Dehradun on March 19. Where the Chief Minister’s name will be stamped in the meeting of the Legislature Party.
Those who are presenting the claim in the race for CM of Uttarakhand are running at the forefront-
- Caretaker CM Pushkar Singh Dhami
- Health Minister Dhan Singh Rawat
- Satpal Maharaj (was cabinet minister several times)
- BJP State President Madan Kaushik
- Ritu Khanduri, daughter of former CM Bhawan Khanduri
- Mussoorie MLA Ganesh Joshi
Apart from these, Union Minister of State for Defense Ajay Bhatt and Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni are also in the race. However, no leader has confirmed his name yet and everyone says that the central leadership and the legislature party will decide this matter together.
Suspense on CM chair in Goa too
A similar situation of suspense on the CM chair remains in Goa as well. Where even after winning 20 out of 40 seats, the face of the CM contender is still not clear. Not only this, speculations are also being made about internal discord in the party. Actually, the tussle has started between two big leaders of BJP CM Pramod Sawant and Vishwajit Rane for the chair fight in Goa. Vishwajit Rane has even refused to accept Pramod Sawant as his leader.
Vishwajit Rane published a full page poster in a Marathi newspaper Lokmat and Pramod Sawant’s face was missing from this poster. Earlier, a similar poster was also printed by his MLA wife Divya Rane, which did not have the picture of Pramod Sawant.
Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has made CM Pramod Sawant sleepless. The proof of this was found when he was asked a question about the next CM of the state. Pramod Sawant was seen avoiding the question and started talking about oath of MLAs in English.