Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - Sep 11, 2011, 04:52 PM IST
Dehradun/ New Delhi: A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) decided to drop Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri on Sunday was sworn in as the new Uttarakhand chief minister.
Nishank, along with some party leaders, went to Raj Bhavan and handed over his resignation to Governor Margaret Alva at the Raj Bhavan in Dehradun.
The BJP top brass on Saturday decided to ask Nishank to step down from the post in the wake of a series of alleged scams during his tenure.
However, BJP president Nitin Gadkari rejected reports that Nishank has been removed because of corruption charges.
Following the BJP’s decision, Nishank had clarified that he will accept whatever the party top brass has decided for him.
“I'm a party worker. I will do whatever the party wants me to do,” Nishank had said.
This will be Khanduri's second term as Uttarakhand chief minister.
Elections to the 70-member Assembly in Uttarakhand were held in 2007. He was made the chief minister after the polls but had to go in June 2009 when Bhagat Singh Koshiyari rebelled against him and claimed to have the support of a majority of party MLAs. (With Agency inputs)