New Delhi: After failing to get an absolute majority in Uttarakhand, the BJP is now facing trouble in deciding a new face for the party in the state. Although the BJP is keen on bringing a younger face to the fore, the party is keeping an eye on the Opposition's move. As a hung assembly in Uttarakhand seems to be looming large, the party has kept all its options open.

At a time when every political party is striving for keeping a balance in the Kumaon and Garhwal region, the BJP is also facing with similar challenges of maintaining the equation. The saffron brigade is not only mulling over changing the leader of the legislative assembly but also considering changing the state president.

If the BJP elects a leader of legislative party from Kumaon, it will have to appoint the party president from the Garhwal region.

Several names like the former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, state president Bhisan Singh Chuffal. Besides, leaders like Vanshidhar Bhagat, Ajay Bhatt are in the race to be appointed as the leader of the legislative assembly.

The party is also trying to end the factionalism within the party which is being considered as the prime reason for its debacle in the recently concluded assembly polls.

The BJP, which got 31 seats, one short of the Congress, in Uttarakhand Assembly elections, had tried to form the government with its senior leaders trying to establish contact with Independent MLAs and the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD).

(JPN/ Bureau)