Ahead of the proposed assembly elections in Uttarakhand, Congress General Secretary Harish Rawat had accused the organization of non-cooperation with him and said that now is the time to rest. Agreeing with their sentiments, state Congress chief Ganesh Godiyal said it was an organizational matter, which would be resolved in consultation with the party high command.
Dehradun/New Delhi: A day after Congress campaign chief Harish Rawat accused the party organization of not cooperating with him, Congress’s Uttarakhand unit chief Ganesh Godiyal on Thursday said he shares the sentiments of a senior party leader (Rawat). But this is an organizational matter which will be resolved in a day or two in consultation with the party high command.
State Congress Committee chief Godiyal said that the Congress leaders of the state will go to Delhi on Friday to meet the central leaders of the party.
On December 22, President of the State Congress Election Campaign Committee and former Chief Minister Harish Rawat had said in a tweet, ‘It is not strange, the sea of elections has to be floated, the structure of the organization instead of extending the hand of cooperation in most places. Either turning his back or playing a negative role.
Commenting on Rawat’s tweet, Godiyal said thewirehindi.com/…/trouble-in-uttarakhand-congress-harish-rawat-says-hands-tied-time-to-rest also has similar sentiments.
Supporting the views expressed in Rawat’s tweet, he said, “I feel it too. But I give enough time to the person concerned to heal himself.
“The party organization is aware of this and the process of resolving the issues raised by us is on,” he said. However, if they had been resolved earlier, such tweets would not have been made, he added.
Godiyal said, “We will meet party general secretary KC Venugopal and if needed, will also meet Rahul Gandhi and will put up the matter before him. I hope there will be a solution.
In response to a question, he said that it would be foolish for anyone to think of sidelining Rawat. He said, ‘A leader like him, who enjoys the affection of the people and is acceptable to all, is not in any party in Uttarakhand.’
Godiyal denied that there were multiple factions in the party. He said, ‘The entire Congress is standing with Harish Rawat. There is no factionalism in the party.
When asked about Rawat’s differences with the Congress in-charge of party affairs in Uttarakhand, Godiyal did not give a direct reply, but said it is the responsibility of the party in-charge to take everyone along.
Sources close to Harish Rawat told The Indian Express that he is unhappy with the functioning of Congress state in-charge Devendra Yadav and suspects an attempt to sideline him. Sources said that the tension between Rawat and Yadav was going on for some time.
Rawat made another tweet on Thursday, saying that the opposition parties are very excited after his post, which is why they are spice it up.
My tweet is the same as everyday tweet, but after reading the newspaper today I felt that something special because BJP and AAP party have got a big chill after reading my tweet and hence are giving big salt and pepper statements.@ BJP4UK @AAPUttarakhand pic.twitter.com/85HXX4Far2
– Harish Rawat (harishrawatcmuk) December 23, 2021
He tweeted and said, ‘My tweet is the same as everyday, but after reading the newspaper today, I felt that there is something special, because BJP and AAP party got a big chill after reading my tweet and hence the statement with big salt and pepper. are giving.
Rawat told The Indian Express that his tweet only expressed his feelings and things that can ensure the welfare of the party.
Amidst these statements, some senior Congress leaders on Thursday spoke to former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who had expressed displeasure over the party’s functioning in the state a day earlier.
Party sources have given this information.
Senior leaders have contacted Rawat after he had accused the party organization of non-cooperation, a day earlier on December 22, saying it was time for rest.
Sources said senior Congress leaders tried to inquire from Rawat about the reasons behind his stand and asked him to make constant efforts to ensure the party’s victory in the upcoming assembly elections.
Sources also say that Rawat will attend several meetings to be held in Delhi on Friday in connection with the Uttarakhand Assembly elections and may also meet the party high command.
Sources close to Rawat say the issues over which the former chief minister is “hurt” should be looked into by the party high command, as the resolution of these issues is necessary to ensure Congress’ victory in the upcoming assembly elections.
He said that the issue is expected to be resolved soon.
(with input from news agency language)
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