Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat has mentioned he won’t contest the 2022 state Assembly polls. Talking to reporters at his residence right here on Friday, Mr Rawat mentioned he has knowledgeable senior leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) each within the state and on the Centre about his determination to not contest the 2022 Assembly polls.
However, he clarified that he’s not quitting politics.
Mr Rawat’s determination to not enter the ballot fray in 2022 is being linked together with his latest removing because the chairman of the state labour welfare board, which has been reconstituted.
The sudden announcement by the state forest minister is being interpreted within the political circles right here as an expression of his displeasure on the method by which he was faraway from the submit of labour welfare board chairman with out being knowledgeable about it upfront.
When requested about it, Mr Rawat mentioned it was the chief minister’s prerogative to nominate somebody to the submit, however added that he’ll converse to him about it.
A 3-term cupboard minister, Mr Rawat is taken into account a political heavyweight in Uttarakhand with a constant file of ballot victories. He started his political profession with the BJP in 1989, however later joined the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) after which the Congress.
He returned to the BJP in 2016 after 9 Congress MLAs, together with him, revolted towards the then chief minister Harish Rawat.