A shocking incident of an elephant attack has come to light from Uttarakhand on Tuesday. Former Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat was not only stopped by an elephant but also charged at the Kotdwar-Dugadda road.
Reports said that the CM was coming from Kotdwar when his convoy was stopped by an elephant. He had to climb on the rocks to save himself. A video of this incident went viral on social media on Thursday where he can be seen climbing up on the rock while the elephant stands behind him.
The social media users started commenting after the incident went viral on social media. Journalist Shubhankar Mishra wrote that the elephant lying behind Trivendra Singh Rawat, the former CM left the car and saved his life by climbing on the rock.
Reports said that forest officials were called to control the situation. They had to struggle for half an hour and the elephant ran away when officials fired in the air.
This was not the first incident of human-animal conflict in the state. These incidents are common in the area because of the large population of elephants.
In January 2022, the CM said that he would ensure the return of the BJP to in power at the 2022 polls. In March last year, the BJP replaced Trivendra Singh Rawat with Tirath Singh Rawat, and later in July Pushkar Singh Dhami replaced Tirath Singh Rawat as the Uttarakhand CM. BJP said that he failed to inspire cadres and could not manage state administration.
Party said that they received feedback that contesting the election under Trivendra Singh Rawat’s leadership would severely damage party chances. After proper discussion, it was decided to replace him. However, his replacement Tirath Singh Rawat also failed to put the house in order. Finally, the party leadership decided to replace Tirath Singh Rawat.