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Rawat says ‘deficiencies in leadership’ led to defeat

election results Updated: Mar 11, 2017 21:02 IST

Harish Rawat speaks to the media shortly after resigning as chief minister of Uttarakhand. “I accept Congress’ defeat in the election and I concede that there were deficiencies in my leadership which led to this.”

The genesis of Rawat’s downfall could be traced to political instability that shook Uttarakhand last year. The young state was brought under President’s rule on March 27, the first in its 16-year history, after nine Congress legislators revolted against the Rawat government and sided with the opposition BJP.

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