Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami candidate for by-election from Champawat Seat
BJP declared Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami as the candidate for the by-election to Champawat assembly seat.
BJP declared Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami as the candidate for the by-election to Champawat assembly seat. National General Secretary and Headquarter in-charge Arun Singh made the formal announcement.
Nominations can be withdrawn till May 17. Polling for this seat will be held on May 31 and the result will be declared after counting of votes on June 3. Additional Chief Electoral Officer Pratap Shah said that with the issuance of the notification on Wednesday, the nomination process for the by-election will also start.
Several MLAs had offered to give up the seat for the Chief Minister. Out of these, the BJP leadership selected Champawat seat for the Chief Minister. The MLA from here, Kailash Gahatodi, resigned from the assembly membership on April 21. Thereafter this seat was declared vacant.
Assembly Speaker Ritu Khanduri Bhushan met Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his stay in Delhi on Wednesday. He discussed various topics with the Home Minister regarding the development of Uttarakhand and Kotdwar assembly constituencies. On this occasion, he also presented a replica of Kedarnath Dham to the Home Minister.