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Uttarakhand: Expelled BJP minister Harak Singh Rawat returns to Congress

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  • Harak Singh Rawat’s daughter-in-law Anukriti Gosayin, too, joins Congress with him

Dehradun: Days after being expelled from BJP, former Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat returned to Congress, the party he had left for BJP in 2016.

Along with him, his daughter-in-law Anukriti Gosayin joined the Congress on Friday.

Harak Singh Rawat had rebelled against the Grand Old Party which was in power in the state in 2016, with Harish Singh Rawat as the chief minister.

The former left the party with a few MLAs supporting him. Their exit reduced the Harish Rawat government to a minority in the Uttarakhand Cabinet.

Harak Singh Rawat was expelled from BJP on January 16, allegedly because he had asked for a ticket for daughter-in-law Anukriti.

“When Congress wins with full majority on March 10, that will be my apology. The BJP thought of me as a use and throw; I was very upset. I didn’t break my friendship with Home Minister Amit Shah till the last moment, as I had promised,” Harak Singh said.

After his expulsion, he had said he was ready to apologise to Harish Rawat a hundred times and that he considered the latter his elder brother.

On Friday, Harak Singh was welcomed into the Congress fold by Harish Rawat.

 

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