Read: A rough road ahead for Rawat Rawat’s oath taking ceremony got delayed four hours because of the protest by the supporters of Congress MP Satpal Maharaj, who was against the party’s decision to make Rawat as the CM. Indira Hridiyesh, a cabinet minister in the Bahuguna government and eyeing the post herself, also reportedly opposed the high command’s decision at the Congress legislature party meet. After the party observers pacified the dissenting leaders, the Progressive Democratic Front (PDF), an ally of the Rawat government, demanded ministerial portfolios for some of its members, sources said. PDF chairman Mantri Prasad Naithani is stated to be a protégé of Satpal Maharaj. Rawat’s cabinet comprises Indira Hridiyesh, Yashpal Arya, Harak Singh Rawat, Surendra Singh Negi, Pritam Singh, Amrita Rawat, Dinesh Aggarawal, Mantri Prasad Naithani, Pritam Singh Panwar, Harish Chandra Durgapal and Surendra Rakesh.
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