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Cabinet reshuffle on cards in U’khand

There is sa peculation of facelift in the Bahuguna-led Congress government in the hill state as the party high command is not satisfied with the functioning of state government.

In the coming days, the department of various ministers could be altered just to enhance the image of the party and to infuse spirit in the ground-level party workers sitting in the back bench.

With the defeat of several Congress candidates in the recently held civic polls, the Congress high command would not take any risk for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Although, Congress won all the five seats in the last Lok Sabha polls, but this time this would be Herculean task for the party, according to political experts.

Recently, senior Congress leader Harak Singh Rawat quit the post of Uttarakhand Purv Sainik Kalyan Nigam (Ltd) and Tarai Seeds Development Corporation Ltd, over the controversy of holding these departments of offices of profit. The BJP  had intensified their protest against the minister and threatened to approach high court over the issue.

With the decision of Congress government to declare these posts from the ambit of offices of profit, the state BJP chief Tirath Singh Rawat along with Ajay Bhatt, leader of opposition in the state assembly raised their voices and alleged that CM Bahuguna is shielding his leaders. Coming to the backfoot, Harak Singh Rawat resigned from these two posts.

In the BJP circle, the local BJP leaders are on cloud nine after winning four out of six mayoral elections. Over-confident state BJP chief Tirath Singh Rawat recently told mediapersons that BJP will sweep all the five Lok Sabha seats. Recent visit of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and ex-CM of MP Uma Bharati clearly indiacted that BJP is trying every tactics to win the confidence of voters.

Samajwadi Party also open its playing cards by announcing up the name their two candidates from Almora and Nainital seats for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is tight-lipped about their political tactics.
Sandeep Bankhwal

Sandeep Bankhwal

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