U’Khand Polls: Suspense Over, Expelled BJP Min Harak Rawat Joins Cong

| Updated : January 21, 2022, 9:34 pm
Updated : January 21, 2022, 9:34 pm

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NEW DELHI: Putting an end to a lingering political drama, days after he was expelled from BJP, former Uttarakhand Minister Harak Singh Rawat on Friday joined Congress in the presence of senior party leaders here along with his daughter-in-law Anukriti Gosain.

Harak Singh Rawat, was expelled from BJP for six years for engaging in anti-party activities, last Saturday.

Rawat joined the Congress in the presence of AICC in-charge Devendra Yadav, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat and state unit chief Ganesh Godiyal. His induction into the party was delayed over division in consensus in the senior leadership of the party over his 2016 exit from Congress. Harak Singh Rawat had revolted from the Congress government in 2016 and joined the BJP.

The Congress is yet to announce the list of candidates for the February 14 assembly polls.

Counting of votes for the 70 member assembly is scheduled on March 10.

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