The Delhi election defeat has badly rattled the BJP government in Uttarakhand. With about two years remaining for the state assembly election, the Trivendra Rawat government hosted a review meeting of ministers and its legislators in Dehradun on Thursday. The sudden decision of conducting the meeting, termed ‘Manthan’, is directly linked with the big win of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the national capital and defeat of BJP.
Many insiders claim that non-performing ministers of the Rawat government will be dropped or their portfolios will be changed. There are murmurs about some names are getting added in the Rawat cabinet. The sudden urgency shown by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat hints that BJP high command has possibly passed some directions.
All the ministers of Rawat cabinet disclosed about the achievements of their departments at the CM residence in Dehradun on Thursday. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat claimed that work has started in 57 percent of his announcements made in different public functions and he termed formation of a migration commission as a major initiative of the BJP rule in the hill state. Each minister was provided about 15 minutes to narrate the achievements of his ministry.
Trivendra Rawat took oath as Uttarakhand CM on 18 March 2017. His government will be completing three years next month. But, the timing of ‘Manthan’, hosted over one month before the three-year completion, has surprised all. Last time the BJP fought election in Uttarakhand on the face of Narendra Modi and corruption of Congress government. The 2022 state assembly polls are going to be different and BJP will have to prove the difference it has made in the lives of highlanders.