This state assembly election is going to be no less than epic Mahabharata war for veteran politician Harish Rawat who seems to be deep trouble since he wore the crown of CM on February 1, 2014. The growing list of disgruntled Congress workers is adding worry to party high command and their pinning hope rely on CM Rawat who sailed ship smoothly during many troubled waters.
With seven heavyweight political warriors from Garhwal joining the rival camp, and the recent back-stabbing by old confidante Yashpal Arya just before beginning of electoral battle, CM Rawat seems to be surrounded by opponent party backed by centre plus friends-turned-foes rival team ready to finish his political career.
High-voltage drama was witnessed at state Congress head-quarters here on second consecutive day after the grand old party released a list of 63 candidates on Sunday in the poll-bound state. Sahaspur and Dehradun Cantt constituencies have become bone of contention between ticket-allotted candidates and ticket-denied aspirants. Surya Kant Dhasmana and Kishore Upadhyay, duo Brahmin Congress candidates from Dehradun districts are in the target of disappointed party-seekers challenging more trouble from their own rebel party workers.