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After Congress, tensions sprawl in BJP's Uttarakhand wing

  • 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.