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Upset over not being made CM, Harish Rawat writes to Sonia

IANS  Dehra Dun, March 13, 2012
First Published: 11:40 IST(13/3/2012) | Last Updated: 14:28 IST(13/3/2012)

Union minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday wrote to Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressing his displeasure over not being made the Uttarakhand chief minister.

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There were reports that he had resigned from the cabinet but Congress leaders denied to confirm this.
 
Rawat, who is minister of state for agriculture and parliamentary affairs, was unhappy over MP Vijay Bahuguna being picked up for the job.

"The decision of the Congress high command is acceptable to all the party workers and leaders and Vijay Bahuguna will take the oath of Uttarakhand chief minister," said Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi.

He denied any information on Rawat sending his resignation to the prime minister. 

"I have also come to know that he has written to Sonia Gandhi-ji. There has been injustice done to Harish Rawat as in 2002 we fought the election under him but N.D. Tiwari was made the chief minister and we accepted it as he was a senior leader," said a party legislator from Uttarakhand.


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