March 27, 2023

‘Rawat likely to be Congress Uttarakhand CM face’ | India News – Times of India

DEHRADUN: A day after Harish Rawat’s tweet indicating his unhappiness with the organisational team of Uttarakhand Congress, the brass of the party’s state unit has been summoned to New Delhi, where a meeting with the national leadership is scheduled for Friday morning.
Sources told TOI that Rawat will either be announced as the party’s CM face for Uttarakhand after the meeting or be given more power to lead the election campaign. Sources also said that senior Congress leaders including Priyanka Gandhi had a word with the former Uttarakhand CM on Thursday.
A number of senior leaders of Uttarakhand Congress, including a majority of the party’s MLAs and Rajya Sabha MP Pradeep Tamta, rallied behind Harish Rawat, pressing for him to be declared the CM face of the party ahead of the polls. His supporters started posting “Jahan Harda, Wahan Hum” on social media, indicating they are not averse to splitting from the party if the situation comes to that.
Uttarakhand Congress state chief Ganesh Godiyal told TOI that the meeting with senior leaders is about “certain issues in the state unit which have been bothering Harish Rawat.” “We will come out with a positive outcome in Friday’s meeting,” said Godiyal, adding that they will press for Rawat to be made the CM face of the party.

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