New Delhi: Sensing the dismal performance in the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttarakhand, Bharatiya Janata Party is mulling over changing the guard of the state. The BJP is likely to hand over charge to the former Chief Minister Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri.

The decision to replace Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank with Khanduri was taken during the BJP parliamentary board meeting on Thursday. However, some of the party members have opposed the move to change the guard.

They are of the view that changing the state leadership will not bring much as the Assembly election is around the corner.

An internal survey by the BJP to speculate chances of success in the coming Assembly polls has caused sleepless nights for the party high command as the present Nishank government has lost public goodwill.

In an earlier survey, it was speculated that the BJP would win only nine seats which has now reduced to seven.

The parliamentary board meeting explained that the decision of removing Nishank would be finalized within a day or two after taking him into confidence.

(JPN/Bureau)