Days after the abrupt exit of Trivendra Singh Rawat as the Uttarakhand chief minister, he now feels that a conspiracy was hatched to remove him from the top job. The Doiwala MLA has said that he came out clean from the “black den of politics” during his four-year term and still has no idea why he was sacked.
Addressing his supporters in Doiwala on Thursday, Rawat compared himself with Mahabharat's Abhimanyu, who was killed by the Kauravas through deception in the battle of Kurukshetra. Stating that his removals as the CM is a part of the political system, Rawat said that he came out clean from the black den of politics.
Rawat was forced to resign from the post after state BJP leaders reportedly expressed dissatisfaction over his decisions and many felt that this would cost the party the assembly elections to be held next year. Rawat became one of the latest in Uttarakhand’s long line of chief ministers who failed to finish their term.
While he maintained a clean image throughout his term, Rawat did trigger controversy in 2019 when he claimed that cows exhale oxygen and living in close proximity to the animal could cure tuberculosis. Trivendra Singh Rawat was replaced as chief minister in March this year, with Pauri MP Tirath Singh Rawat. Following his selection as the CM, his constituency will go for a bypoll.