Uttarakhand Assembly Elections: BJP expels minister Harak Singh Rawat, he predicts victory for Congress
The expulsion came as a shocker to the minister. Harak Singh Rawat broke down after speaking about his expulsion from the party.
Dehradun: Uttarakhand BJP expelled Cabinet Minister Harak Singh Rawat for lobbying to get party tickets for family members in the upcoming assembly elections. Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has dismissed Rawat from the party.
According to Harak Singh Rawat, he was expelled by BJP without any intimation.
"They (BJP) didn't talk to me once before taking such a big decision. If I hadn't left Congress to join BJP, I would have resigned from BJP 4 years ago. I don't have much interest in being a minister, I just wanted to work," Rawat told news agency ANI.
CM Pushkar Singh Dhami stated that Rawat was putting pressure on the party to give tickets to his family members against the party policy.
"Uttarakhand BJP Minister Harak Singh Rawat was putting pressure on the party (seeking party tickets) for his family members but we have a different policy, only one member of a family will be given a party ticket for elections," told CM Pushkar Singh Dhami.
The expulsion came as a shocker to the minister. Rawat broke down after speaking about his expulsion from the party.
"Congress Party will form government in Uttarakhand. I will work for Congress party," said the expelled Rawat.
He was the candidate of the Indian National Congress from Garhwal in the 2014 Indian general election. In 2016, he joined BJP and became a minister in the BJP government.