Kotdwar: A legislator of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttarakhand has threatened to go on a fast if the problems are not resolved, accusing the state environment minister Harak Singh Rawat of ignoring his constituency.
Lansdowne MLA Dilip Rawat has written a letter to Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, alleging that due to the pressure of Harak Singh Rawat, executive engineer is not being appointed in the newly established electricity distribution office at Dhumakote in Hiya region.
The MLA claimed that his constituency was being neglected by the state’s power, forest and environment minister due to political enmity.
Along with this, he threatened to start an indefinite fast in front of the state assembly if their problems were not resolved.
Earlier, the MLA had written a letter to Dhami, demanding a high-level inquiry into the alleged irregularities and violation of rules in the constructions done in Kalagarh and Lansdowne forest divisions.
Harak Singh Rawat, while reacting to the MLA’s allegations in a press conference in Kotdwar on January 2, said that if there is any disturbance in the department then it should be investigated. But at the same time he questioned why the MLAs are raising the issue at the end of their tenure, when elections are very near.
Recently, Harak Singh Rawat had expressed displeasure over the delay in approval of the proposed medical college in his constituency Kotdwar during the cabinet meeting.
He had left the meeting on December 24 midway, leading to speculation that he might resign from the post of minister.
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