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Uttarakhand Polls 2022: Expelled BJP Minister Harak Singh Rawat joins Congress

was dismissed from the Pushkar Singh Dhami- led state cabinet on Sunday for six years, for 'indiscipline'.

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Dehradun Updated on: January 21, 2022 18:15 IST
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Harak Singh Rawat joins Congress

Highlights

  • Expelled BJP leader and former state cabinet minister Harak Singh Rawat on Friday joined Congress.
  • Rawat was dismissed from the Pushkar Singh Dhami- led state cabinet on Sunday for 6 years.
  • The assembly elections in Uttarakhand will be held in one single phase on February 14, 2022.

Expelled BJP leader and former state cabinet minister Harak Singh Rawat on Friday joined the Congress party ahead of the crucial assembly elections in Uttarakhand. He was dismissed from the  Pushkar Singh Dhami- led state cabinet on Sunday for six years, for 'indiscipline'.

Rawat took a dig at the BJP after joining the Congress and said, "When Congress wins with full majority on March 10, that'll be my apology (on saying there are no apologies in politics)."

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He added, "BJP thought of me as a 'use and throw' and I was very upset. I didn't break my friendship with Home Minister Amit Shah till the last moment, as I had promised." 

According to sources, Harak Singh Rawat, who is a sitting MLA from Kotdwar, wanted to change his seat to Kedarnath. He was also asking the party to field his daughter-in-law from the Lansdown seat where BJP has its sitting MLA. The party was not ready for this.

The assembly elections in Uttarakhand will be held in one single phase on February 14, 2022. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

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