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‘Dissatisfied’ MLAs miss U’khand CM’s meet

The absence of five cabinet ministers in the on Wednesday’s cabinet meeting chaired by state CM Harish Rawat clearly indicated that majority of ruling party cabinet ministers are not satisfied with the new portfolios assigned to them under new leadership.

Cabinet ministers Harak Singh Rawat and Surendra Rakesh reached late in the meeting, thus giving sigh of relief to the excited CM over the change of attitudes of his party colleagues after assigning portfolios to 11 cabinet ministers.

Many ministers are fuming in rage for not getting their desired portfolio that they were expecting in the new leadership. The discontentment and internal conflicts has intensified in the ruling Congress party. According to political pundits, this can create adverse effect in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, when central command is expecting high from the union minister-turned-chief minister of the hill state. He is not able to please all his colleague ministers, which created ruckus during Vijay Bahuguna’s tenure as CM.

CM Harish Rawat retained several lucrative portfolios like PWD, corruption eradication, vigilance, information technology, disaster management and rehabilitation etc under his command. With 16 portfolios under his command, he created enough space for discontentment and unhappiness among his cabinet colleagues who were expecting for additional roles in their new portfolios. The supporting Progressive Democratic Front (PDF) MLAs are not satisfied with Rawat’s style of handling difficult situations. From the past one month, he remained busy in inaugurating new projects to win the confidence of common man. But in doing so, he make a long distance with his own party colleagues and supporting party members.
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