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Uttarakhand polls: Congress releases first listing of 53 applicants, Harak Singh Rawat misses the lower

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DEHRADUN: Indian Nationwide Congress on Saturday overdue evening introduced the primary listing of applicants for 53 seats in Uttarakhand for upcoming meeting polls on February 14.

The suspense stays at the seats of former Leader Minister and senior Congress chief Harish Rawat.

The celebration has no longer denied price tag to any of its sitting MLAs. 

The Congress had 11 MLAs of which Rajkumar from Purola meeting constituency joined the Bhartiya Janta Birthday celebration closing yr in September whilst Congress MLA from Haldwani and chief of opposition within the state legislative meeting Dr Indira Hridayesh died in June 2021. 

Uttarakhand legislative meeting died in June closing yr restricting the numbers of Congress MLAs to 9.

The 9 incumbent MLAs of the celebration who’ve been depended on once more to contest the elections from their respective constituencies come with the names of Manoj Rawat from Kedarnath, Pritam Singh from Chakrata, Mamta Rakesh from Bhagwanpur, Qazi Muhammad Nizamuddin from Manglaur, Mohammad Furqan Ahmed from Piran Kaliyar, Harish Singh Dhami from Dharchula, Karan Singh Mahra from Ranikhet, Govind Singh Kunjwal from Jageshwar and Adesh Singh Chauhan from Jaspur. 

Within the first listing of 53, the celebration has given tickets to just 3 women- Godawari Thapli from Mussoorie seat, Mamta Rakesh from Bhagwanpur and Meena Sharma from Rudrapur. 

Two Muslim applicants, each sitting MLAs from Haridwar district have additionally been fielded by way of the celebration.

Balancing the caste equation the celebration has given tickets to twenty Thakur applicants who represent about 35% of the vote percentage within the state. 

Bhuwan Chandra Kapri has been selected to problem Uttarakhand Leader Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami from his constituency Khatima.

The listing comprises the names of state celebration president Ganesh Godiyal who’s fielded from Srinagar Meeting constituency, former speaker of the state meeting Govind Singh Kunjwal from Jageshwar seat, former state president of the celebration and at the moment protecting the placement of chief of opposition in celebration Pritam Singh from Chakrata seat amongst others.

The grand previous celebration and in addition given price tag to Yashpal Arya and his son who left the BJP to enroll in the Congress closing yr.

Yashpal Arya has been fielded from Bajpur constituency whilst his son has been entrusted by way of the celebration on Nainital seat. 

Sumit Hridayesh, a member of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and son of Indira Hridayesh, overdue chief of opposition has been fielded from Haldwani state meeting constituency by way of the celebration. 

Birthday celebration resources instructed that the central management and shaped a two-member committee together with Mukul Wasnik, basic secretary of the AICC to finalize names on remainder of the 17 seats in subsequent two-three days. 

Nominations for the 70 seats of the state have began on January 21, 2022. 

Previous on January 20, the BJP introduced first listing of its applicants on 59 seats of Uttarakhand for upcoming elections of 70-member legislative meeting on February 14 denying tickets to ten sitting MLAs together with former CM’s daughter. 

Overall 10 sitting MLAs had been denied tickets together with daughter of former Leader Minister Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri and sitting MLA from Yamkeshwar, Ritu Bhushan Khanduri and Raghunath Chauhan, sitting MLA from Almora and deputy speaker of the state meeting. 

The listing has new names together with well-known Bollywood singer Jubin Nautiyal’s father Ramsharan Nautiyal from Chakrata meeting seat and spouse of Khanpur BJP MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion’s spouse Kuwarani Devyani.

Fresh defections give Congress main merit?

The reinduction of Harak Singh Rawat and Yashpal Arya into the Congress is being observed as a big achieve for the celebration forward of the February 14 meeting polls in Uttarakhand.

There used to be a dearth of giant faces within the Congress after the go out of distinguished leaders from the celebration following a rise up towards the Harish Rawat govt in 2016.

Whilst Harak Singh Rawat, a distinguished chief from the Garhwal rejoined the celebration on Friday, Arya, a big SC chief from Kumaon department returned to the celebration in conjunction with his MLA son Sanjeev in October closing yr.

Each Rawat and Arya are skilled leaders whose re-entry into the Congress comes as a big spice up for the celebration forward of the comping meeting polls.

Rawat hasn’t ever misplaced in any of the 4 meeting polls held in Uttarakhand since its advent in 2000 even though he contested from 4 other seats.

He has additionally held ministerial positions in each undivided Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Yashpal Arya who held key positions like that of the state meeting speaker, Pradesh Congress president and a minister below the manager ministership of each Vijay Bahuguna and Harish Rawat is in a position to enjoying a decisive function for the celebration on 12 SC seats within the state as he’s observed because the tallest Dalit chief within the state.

The SC seats the place Yashpal Arya’s presence can shore up the Congress’ chances are high that Purola, Tharali, Ghansali, Rajpur Street, Jwalapur, Bhagwanpur, Pauri, Gangolihat, Bageshwar, Someshwar, Nainital and Bajpur.

Arya had gained from Bajpur in 2017 on a BJP price tag with greater than 54,000 votes.

With their go back to the celebration, it does no longer appear to be a wholly depleted aspect within the upcoming polls because it did in 2017 with maximum of its giant leaders decorating the ranks of BJP at the moment, political observers right here really feel.

“Each leaders are seasoned politicians with a long time of enjoy. Their reinduction into the celebration will certainly brighten its possibilities additional,” Pradesh Congress basic secretary Mathura Dutt Joshi mentioned.

(With PTI Inputs)

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