Uttarakhand Assembly Election 2022: Former CM Trivendra Singh Rawat not to contest polls
Rawat has served as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand between 2017 and 2021.
New Delhi: BJP leader and former Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday decided not to contest in the upcoming Uttarakhand assembly elections.
Rawat has written a letter to party chief JP Nadda, stating his intention not to contest the assembly poll. Rather Rawat wants to focus on supporting the party in the elections.
Rawat has served as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand between 2017 and 2021. He resigned from the post on 9 March 2021 citing a "collective decision" made by the party. Rawat was succeeded by Tirath Singh Rawat.
Also, he was fodder trolls on social media and mocked by the opposition for his unscientific statements on cow and Coronavirus. In July 2019, Rawat said that the cow is the only animal that exhales oxygen and that living in close proximity to cows could cure tuberculosis.
In May 2021, Rawat said that coronavirus is also a living organism that has a right to live, just like humans. The virus is changing its form constantly. The opposition criticized him and said that his statement is foolish and nonsense, and he has lost his mind and had no vision.