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Many people want to join Congress due to 'instability' in BJP, says Harish Rawat

By Jasleen Kaur -- October 26, 2021 9:10 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021
Former Chief Minister and Congress leader Harish Rawat on Tuesday claimed that several people want to join the Congress due to "instability" in the Uttarakhand Bharatiya Janata Party.

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Harish Rawat said the party (Congress) would only take those who they deem worthy. "Those who had left the party want to come back, and many from the BJP also want to join the Congress. There is a situation of instability in the BJP. Many people (want to join Congress)... can't take so many, but those who are worthy, we will take them," he said.

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Rawat said the Congress would begin distributing party tickets for the Uttarakhand elections in 2022 from December, and also hinted at the possibility of the party's first candidate list for the elections in December itself.

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Slamming the BJP-government in the state for taking credit for the reconstruction work of Kedarnath that began during his tenure, Rawat alleged that all works began there during his tenure, but now the BJP was taking credit for those works.

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Rawat had also slammed Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami for not taking preventive measures despite Union Home Minister Amit Shah enquiring about the preparedness of the state to deal with incessant rains.

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"I am grateful to Amit Shah who asked the state government to take precautionary steps in view of the heavy rain alert issued 36 hours before," he mocked.
The elections to the 70-member Uttarakhand Assembly are scheduled to take place in early 2022.

-PTC News