I pray daily for TS Rawat, Uttarakhand CM’s post to last till 2022 says Harish Rawat

Octogenerian senior Congress leader, former chief minister of Uttrakhand and party’s national general secretary with charge of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Harish Rawat who’ve these days become the nucleus of creating political controversies in Uttarakhand Congress by raising his voice of dissent diplomatically like demanding declaration of the prospective CM candidate of Congress before the assembly elections of the state is an active twittereti and Facebook player as well, who leaves no stone unturned to issue statements and tweets regularly with Uttarakhand and national media taking note of his every uttering in order to find interesting news as well as scope for future political developments.

A day ago the former Congress CM Harish Rawat while addressing a meeting of political workers and leaders in Dehradun, diplomatically said that he wishes heartily that the present chief minister of Uttarakhand continues to be the CM of state till 2022. Rawat said every morning he ensures that his prayers carry the wish of Trivendra Singh Rawat remaining the CM of the state till 2022.

A shrewd n highly experienced seasoned politician Harish Rawat always have varied meanings of his statements. While his prayers for Trivendra Singh Rawat’s CM ship to continue till 2022 sends congratulatory messages to the incumbent CM from his political rival, though his good friend in personal terms as well, his followers say that continuance of Trivendra Singh Rawat as CM till elections will help Congress to stage a comeback to power more conveniently as compared to any other BJP CM, the reasons obviously meaning the allegedly speedily falling popularity graph of T S Rawat in Uttarakhand these days compounded with the anti incumbency factor.

Sounds interesting.

Rawat was addressing party workers at Shiv Lok Colony in Raipur Assembly constituency the other day where he was invited to inaugurate a Congress office.

Rawat said that whether people speak good or bad about him but the Congress party has always given weightage to voice of dissent, keeping the internal part democracy alive. He urged party men to unitedly work hard to ensure the party’s victory in the 2022 elections approaching nearer fast.

An active twittereti Harish Rawat has today written series of tweets relating to his one hour silent protest against the skyrocketing prices of Petrol, Diesal and gas posted a vedio , giving self credit for commencing the work of the now completed tunnel between Badrinath and Kedarnath and lauding his leader Rahul Gandhi for strongly and effectively raising the issue of agitating peasents of the country and standing with them strongly taking up their noble cause criticizing the BJP led NDA leadership, ferociously.

He also urged people to join him on his Facebook live today evening where he would deliberate on his leader’s incessant contribution to farmers issue etc.

Praising Rahul Gandhi, Congress general secretary Harish Rawat tweeted : The strong bond between the farmers and Rahul Gandhi is a source of immense inspiration to all of us. The way Rahul Gandhi has strongly and relentlessly raised the farmers issue and gave them credence, I will be speaking with you this evening on Facebook live, please join me tweeted Rawat.

In another tweet requesting people to give him and Congress also some credit with regard to the construction of Badrinath Kedarnath tunnel during the BJP government in Uttarakhand Harish Rawat tweeted : The construction of tunnel from Shri Badrinath to Kedarnath will ease the journey and is a very good idea worth laudable. Now the Hari_Pulla Flyover will be opened for transportation. The little credit should also be accorded to Congress for this, as the construction work of this tunnel had commenced during my tenure as CM tweeted Harish Rawat.

The third tweet mentions, with a vedio criticizing the BJP government for back breaking inflation of Petro products writing : The Modi government has loaded back breaking inflation on the people. The prices of Petrol, Diesal and gas are incessantly increasing. Living for a commoner has become extremely difficult just as it’s difficult for a boatman to ferry his boat at the border of the river tweeted Rawat. Let’s protest in our own ways to highlight the inflationary pressure by the govt on common man.

Pic above: Jitendra Gupta Outlook.


Sunil Negi

Sunil Negi is a senior journalist and president of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum ( Regd). He usually writes on socio political subjects and have been contributing articles in print media for the last several years. Mr. Sunil Negi had been felicitated by All India Achievers conference's Pride of India and excellence awards apart from several other recognitions. He has translated a book on ecological disaster of Uttarakhand of June 2013 and edited and published two editions of Uttaranchal's Who's Who.

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