Uttarakhand BJP president Tirath Singh Rawat's three year tenure came to an end last month.
Due in early 2017, Assembly polls in the state is the immediate challenge before the party, and the state leadership must go into the hands of someone capable of addressing this challenge, a senior party leader told PTI on request of anonymity.

With the leading lights of the party including three former chief ministers Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri, Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank becoming Mps, Uttarakhand unit of the BJP has long been in search of a strong leader who could pilot the party to victory in the upcoming Assembly polls.

We have no dearth of leaders for appointment to the post. There is a strong front line of leaders including three former CMs and there is an equally strong second line of leaders too. So the changeover in all likelihood should be smooth, Pradesh BJP co-media in-charge Ambhimanyu said.

The three former CMs may not be entrusted with the task as we are in need of a full timer who could devote all his time to take on the first and foremost challenge of 2017 Assembly polls.Moreover, former CMs are the known, accepted faces of the party who have their responsibilities in Parliament to look after. Asking them to concentrate on poll-bound Uttarakhand will also in a way delimit their role.

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