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Teach BJP a lesson for dislodging my govt: Rawat

Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked the people of the state to teach a befitting lesson to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accusing it of hatching a conspiracy to topple an elected government.

Rawat held rallies at Tharali, Narayanbagad, Karnaprayag and Gopeshwar in Chamoli districts on Sunday and asked people to teach a befitting lesson to the BJP, accusing it of hatching a conspiracy to topple an elected government, creating political instability in the state and derailing its development.

He addressed the rallies as part of the second phase of his save democracy yatra to mobilise public opinion against the imposition of President's rule in the state. He said though he had no idea when the clouds of political uncertainty would lift from Uttarakhand, Assembly elections were not far and people had a chance to teach a lesson to those guilty of derailing the state’s development.

Assembly elections in Uttarakhand are due early next year.

Rawat also highlighted the decisions taken by him in “public interest” at the two Cabinet meetings that he had chaired during the brief revival of his government recently in the wake of the High Court’s verdict, revoking President rule in the state – on which a stay was put by the Supreme Court just a day later.  Rawat took nearly a dozen populist decisions at the two meetings with an eye on Assembly polls. 
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