Uttarakhand government formation LIVE: BJP legislature party meet to begin shortly to pick new CM

A meeting of Uttarakhand BJP's legislature party will begin shortly at the state party headquarters here to decide the successor of Trivendra Singh Rawat who resigned as chief minister on Tuesday. The meeting will take place at the party office on Balbir Road. Central observer Raman Singh and state party incharge Dushyant Gautam have also arrived here to oversee the appointment of the new chief minister.  About half a dozen names have been doing the rounds as probables for the chief minister's post including Haridwar MP Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Nainital MP Ajay Bhatt, state Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj, Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni and state minister of Higher education Dhan Singh Rawat. Six out of a total of seven MPs (five Lok Sabha and two Rajya Sabha) except Baluni have already arrived in the city. Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned on Tuesday after days of speculation about a leadership change in the state. 

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