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Uttarakhand Bypoll: AAP gives ticket to retired colonel against Tirath Singh Rawat, may increase CM’s troubles

Uttarakhand Bypoll 2021: AAP has claimed that this by-election will change the political picture of Uttarakhand. Tirath Singh Rawat will have to resign with the by-election results.

Uttarakhand Bypoll 2021: By-election for Gangotri assembly seat in Uttarakhand (Gangotri Bypoll) For AAP retired Colonel Ajay Kothiyal (Retd Colonel Ajay Kothiyal) Decided to put it on the field. The party announced this today on Thursday. From this seat the current Chief Minister of the state, Tirath Singh Rawat (CM Tirath Singh Rawat) are in the electoral fray. To remain the CM of Uttarakhand, it is very important for him to win this election. But after the AAP candidate fielded in the by-election, the matter has become interesting.

Col Kothiyal, former principal of Uttarkashi-based Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM), had joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on April 20 this year. Col Kothiyal runs an organization to play an important role in the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Kedarnath along with the rescue efforts after the Kedarnath tragedy of 2013. This organization also gives training to the youth in the hills to join the Defense Force.

After this announcement, AAP has claimed that this by-election will change the political picture of Uttarakhand. Tirath Singh Rawat will have to resign with the by-election results. AAP spokesperson Naveen Pirshali said that the BJP, which made a change of leadership a year before the assembly elections, could not find a single capable person out of 57 MLAs who could have been made the chief minister.

He said that the BJP made Tirath Singh Rawat the Chief Minister, who has not yet shown the courage to contest the assembly elections. Directly challenging CM Rawat, he said that in the Gangotri assembly by-election, senior AAP leader Colonel Ajay Kothiyal will compete directly with him.

Here, a day after the Uttarakhand BJP’s ‘Chintan Shivir’ ended, Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has been called to Delhi by the party’s national leadership. Rawat has reached New Delhi to discuss the political situation in the state with the party’s central leadership. Sources said Rawat is ready to contest the bypolls to continue as chief minister till next year’s assembly elections, as well as to become an MLA.

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