Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat on Saturday claimed that the Congress party will form the government in the state and said he would request Sonia Gandhi to take a decision on the chief ministerial candidate.
The senior Congress leader said, ‘The Congress party is going to form the government in Uttarakhand. People have voted for development. This development (voting) has happened in favor of Congress. Knowing this, BJP is in tension and worried. This clearly shows that BJP is going to lose the elections in the state.
Harish Rawat smiling for the camera: Congress will form the government in Uttarakhand, requesting Sonia Gandhi to decide the CM Face: Harish Rawat “We will request our party president Sonia Gandhi to decide the CM. Our CM will be the one people want,” Rawat said.
Rawat had earlier claimed that no one in Congress had any objection to his name as the chief ministerial candidate. He also told a TV channel that he would “either become the chief minister or sit at home”. On Rawat’s remarks, former Uttarakhand Congress chief Pritam Singh said that the chief minister’s election is the prerogative of the party high command, and its decision will be acceptable to all.
Assembly elections were held in Uttarakhand on February 14 to elect 70 members of the Legislative Assembly. The Election Commission said that 65.37 percent voter turnout took place. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.