In what is being considered as a major setback for the BJP's Uttarakhand wing ahead of assembly polls next year, cabinet minister Harak Singh Rawat has threatened to resign from the post.
As per sources, Rawat, who holds the forest, environment, labour and employment portfolios, walked out of a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Friday.
Rawat is reportedly upset over the state government’s alleged inaction over a proposed medical college in his constituency Kotdwar.
BJP state president Madan Kaushik, however, said that while Rawat had indeed expressed his anger over the delay in approving the medical college in his area, he did not resign.
Rawat joined the BJP in 2017 from Congress and won from the Kotdwar assembly seat. There are speculations that Rawat might return to Congress after his latest outburst.