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‘Never seen such chaos’: Cong’s Manish Tewari on crisis in party’s Punjab unit

“Repeated open defiance of AICC by a PCC President, colleagues squabbling publicly with each other like children. Guttural language against each other that even fish wives would not use,” Tewari tweeted.
Congress leader Manish Tewari.(HT File Photo)
Congress leader Manish Tewari.(HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 24, 2021 06:40 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Congress' Harish Rawat says focus now on 2022 Uttarakhand assembly polls

“Satisfied in knowing that Punjab Congress will go ahead on the path of development and I can focus on my new responsibility as Uttarakhand Congress campaign committee Chairman,” Harish Rawat said.
Harish Rawat thanked the party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi and MP Rahul Gandhi for accepting his request to be relieved from Punjab.
Harish Rawat thanked the party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi and MP Rahul Gandhi for accepting his request to be relieved from Punjab.
Published on Oct 22, 2021 11:31 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Rajasthan minister Harish Chaudhary replaces Rawat as Punjab Congress in-charge

Harish Chaudhary is close to Rahul Gandhi and is believed to have played an important role to mediate between Charanjit Singh Channi and Navjot Sidhu. 
Harish Chaudhary played a key role to broker peace between Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi and Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. 
Harish Chaudhary played a key role to broker peace between Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi and Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. 
Published on Oct 22, 2021 03:00 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Amarinder Singh criticises Congress, questions alliance with Shiv Sena

Directing his criticism at Harish Rawat, Amarinder Singh said,“Stop talking about secularism.” He also mentioned that the Congress took in Sidhu after he was with the BJP for 14 years.
Earlier on Tuesday, Amarinder Singh had announced his party and said he is open to a seat sharing agreement with the BJP.(File Photo)
Earlier on Tuesday, Amarinder Singh had announced his party and said he is open to a seat sharing agreement with the BJP.(File Photo)
Published on Oct 21, 2021 08:38 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Harish Chaudhary to be Cong's Punjab affairs in-charge? This is what he says

Harish Chaudhary was part of the meeting called by Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday to resolve issues raised by Navjot Singh Sidhu. The meeting was also attended by state cabinet minister Pargat Singh and leaders like Pawan Goyal and Kuljit Nagra.
Harish Chaudhary was appointed as an observer of Congress' affairs in Punjab by party president Sonia Gandhi.(ANI Photo)
Harish Chaudhary was appointed as an observer of Congress' affairs in Punjab by party president Sonia Gandhi.(ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 02, 2021 01:41 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Amarinder Singh admits he was under pressure. ‘Of loyalty to Congress,' he says

Harish Rawat should put himself in the shoes of Captain Amarinder Singh to understand whether Captain was humiliated or not, the former Punjab chief minister said. 
Amarinder Singh has issued a statement countering all allegations that Harish Rawat has brought against him. (ANI)
Amarinder Singh has issued a statement countering all allegations that Harish Rawat has brought against him. (ANI)
Published on Oct 01, 2021 05:08 PM IST
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‘Stubborn’ Amarinder Singh thought he does not need advice: Harish Rawat

Harish Rawat claimed on Friday that Amarinder Singh was controlling both the government and the party from his farmhouse and no one asked him a question regarding his absence from the secretariat, visits in the districts etc.
Harish Rawat said Amarinder Singh ‘faulted’ several times but was given a free hand. 
Harish Rawat said Amarinder Singh ‘faulted’ several times but was given a free hand. 
Published on Oct 01, 2021 03:51 PM IST
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Rawat slammed for calling Pak army chief ‘brother’, says lost son-in-law in J-K

  • Baluni also attacked Rawat and said that his statements were an affront to the people of Uttarakhand, where almost every family has a member in the armed forces.
AICC in-charge of Punjab Harish Rawat (ANI Photo)
AICC in-charge of Punjab Harish Rawat (ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2021 08:57 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Sunil Jakhar ‘baffled’ by Harish Rawat's ‘Sidhu to lead Punjab polls’ statement 

Stating that Rawat’s announcement coming on the day Charanjit Singh Channi was slated to take oath as the new chief minister could undermine the latter’s authority while also justify his selection for the position.
Former Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar (HT Photo)
Former Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2021 10:12 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Rawat & team in Chandigarh today for meet as Punjab Congress continues to boil

Rawat will be accompanied by Ajay Maken and Harish Chaudhary for a meeting of the Congress legislature party to be held in Chandigarh. All MLAs have been asked to attend the same.
Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat is the in-charge of Congress affairs in Punjab. (HT Photo)
Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat is the in-charge of Congress affairs in Punjab. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2021 09:59 AM IST
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‘I pray to Waheguru daily that the mistrust ends’: Harish Rawat

"I pray to Waheguru with folded hands daily that mistrust between the two should end. You have to deal with psychology of human beings. The CM has his own experience and Sidhu has his own style."
Congress in-charge for Punjab, Harish Rawat. (HT photo)
Congress in-charge for Punjab, Harish Rawat. (HT photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2021 04:26 AM IST
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Harish Rawat conveys rebels grievances to Punjab CM

Harish Rawat raised the issue of pending election promises and the apprehensions among some dissenting ministers and legislators
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh with AICC general secretary and in-charge of Congress affairs in the state Harish Rawat at former’s farmhouse in Siswan near Chandigarh on Wednesday. (HT photo)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh with AICC general secretary and in-charge of Congress affairs in the state Harish Rawat at former’s farmhouse in Siswan near Chandigarh on Wednesday. (HT photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2021 03:15 AM IST
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Harish Rawat meets Navjot Singh Sidhu amid Punjab tussle

The people quoted above said Navjot Singh Sidhu conveyed his displeasure to Harish Rawat and said fulfilling poll promises was key to winning the 2022 assembly elections.
Harish Rawat asked Navjot Singh Sidhu and other leaders to maintain party discipline and not take issues into the public arena, the people quoted in the first instance said. (ANI)
Harish Rawat asked Navjot Singh Sidhu and other leaders to maintain party discipline and not take issues into the public arena, the people quoted in the first instance said. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 01, 2021 03:02 AM IST
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Action will be taken if something 'insulting' was said: Uttarakhand ex-CM Rawat

  • Rawat’s comments come in the backdrop of Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu’s advisor posting a sketch of the former Prime Minister on social media.
Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat(PTI Photo)
Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat(PTI Photo)
Published on Aug 23, 2021 07:09 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Any decision acceptable': Amarinder Singh after meeting Harish Rawat

The Punjab chief minister is reported to be opposed to the likely elevation of Navjot Singh Sidhu as the president of the state Congress unit.
Captain Amarinder Singh (left) and Harish Rawat (twitter.com/rt_mediaadvpbcm)
Captain Amarinder Singh (left) and Harish Rawat (twitter.com/rt_mediaadvpbcm)
Published on Jul 17, 2021 03:32 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Congress’ Harish Rawat demands Bharat Ratna for Sonia Gandhi, Mayawati

Rawat said, “Sonia Gandhi and Mayawati made immense contribution towards women empowerment.”
File photo: Congress leader and former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat.(Shahbaz Khan)
File photo: Congress leader and former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat.(Shahbaz Khan)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 10:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByKalyan Das

Congress leader in Uttarakhand blames ‘BJP sleeper cells’ for differences in party

Karan Mahra who is considered close to former Chief Minister Harish Rawat said there are some people in the Congress who are conspiring against it and are working as the BJP’s sleeper cells .
Karan Mahra who is a one of the most vocal and influential Congress MLAs in Uttarakhand.(HT PHOTO)
Karan Mahra who is a one of the most vocal and influential Congress MLAs in Uttarakhand.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 02, 2020 05:23 PM IST
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Bickering in Uttarakhand Congress over CM candidate for 2022 polls

The development came after some senior Congress leaders projected former chief minister and senior leader Harish Rawat as the party’s CM candidate for the 2022 assembly polls.
File photo: Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat.(PTI)
File photo: Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 11:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNeeraj Santoshi

Navjot Singh Sidhu gets a lunch invite. It is from his ex-boss

Amarinder and Sidhu have not been on best of terms ever since he exited the state council of ministers after being divested of the local government department last year, but there are efforts lately from both leaders to break the ice.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh had asked former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to second the resolution in the state assembly against the Centre’s farm laws. Sidhu had also participated in a protest led by the chief minister in Delhi, signalling a thaw in ties.(Instagram/Navjot Singh Sidhu)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh had asked former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to second the resolution in the state assembly against the Centre’s farm laws. Sidhu had also participated in a protest led by the chief minister in Delhi, signalling a thaw in ties.(Instagram/Navjot Singh Sidhu)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 07:21 PM IST
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Congress cold to Harish Rawat’s promise of free power, water in Uttarakhand

Congress leaders in Uttarakhand said that providing free power and water was not the party’s stand and the poll manifesto is yet to be prepared.
Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s promise of free water and power to the people of the state has not enthused the Congress party.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s promise of free water and power to the people of the state has not enthused the Congress party.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
Published on Nov 19, 2020 05:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNeeraj Santoshi

Uttarakhand Congress disowns senior leader’s promise of free power and water, rift shows

Harish Rawat said he will take the idea to party leadership in the state so that it can be discussed and made part of party manifesto.
Congress leadership in Uttarakhand said they have to ensure that the party only makes such election promises that can be fulfilled.(HT Photo)
Congress leadership in Uttarakhand said they have to ensure that the party only makes such election promises that can be fulfilled.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 04:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNeeraj Santoshi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Former Uttarakhand CM, 250 Congress workers booked for violating Covid-19 norms

This came after they held a protest at the State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited (SIDCUL) unit in Haridwar on Saturday on the issue of unemployment.
File photo: Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat.(HT Photo)
File photo: Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 09:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Suspense over Sidhu’s presence at Rahul’s tractor march on Sunday

With All-India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Harish Rawat meeting Sidhu in Amritsar on Thursday, it was believed that the cricketer-turned-politician will be seen at Rahul’s political programme.
Amritsar East constituency Navjot Singh Sidhu during a protest march against the new farm laws in Amritsar on September 23.(HT File)
Amritsar East constituency Navjot Singh Sidhu during a protest march against the new farm laws in Amritsar on September 23.(HT File)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 06:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bathinda | ByVishal Joshi

Punjab CM to stage ‘dharna’ against farm bills on Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary

Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of the freedom fighter, is the protest venue
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 06:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, SBS Nagar | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Sbs Nagar

‘Could spin political game,’ say experts as Harish Rawat takes charge of Cong in Punjab

Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat, who was earlier in-charge of the Assam unit, was given the charge of Punjab a few days ago. Since then, state political experts are of the view that the new role is the result of his ‘active presence in Uttarakhand’.
File photo: Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat.(Rishi Ballabh/HT Photo)
File photo: Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat.(Rishi Ballabh/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 07:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByKalyan Das | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Not a brick laid at new capital Gairsain, Uttarakhand ex-CM Harish Rawat slams BJP

Gairsain in Chamoli district was declared the state summer capital of Uttarakhand by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat during the budget session on March 4.
Former Uttarakhand Chie fMinister Harish Rawat addressing his supporters during his visit to Gairsain on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Former Uttarakhand Chie fMinister Harish Rawat addressing his supporters during his visit to Gairsain on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 05:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Uttarakhand will retract controversial order on Ganga stretch, but can’t say when

The BJP government is under pressure from saints and seers to withdraw the order at the earliest.
The previous Congress government had declared Ganga at Har Ki Pauri to be a channel to safeguard interests of traders and politicians.(HT Photo)
The previous Congress government had declared Ganga at Har Ki Pauri to be a channel to safeguard interests of traders and politicians.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 12:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haridwar | BySandeep Rawat | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Uttarakhand govt ambivalent on saints’ demand to revoke controversial order on Ganga

Madan Kaushik, Uttarakhand cabinet minister blamed the previous Congress government for controversial order but did not say why the BJP administration had not scrapped the order or cleared its stance on the matter in the last three and a half years.
A view of ancient Brahamkund, Har-Ki-Pauri Ganga ghat in Haridwar.(HT PHOTO)
A view of ancient Brahamkund, Har-Ki-Pauri Ganga ghat in Haridwar.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 16, 2020 05:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haridwar | BySandeep rawat| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Former chief minister Harish Rawat shakes Uttarakhand politics with his spate of protests

His protests have rattled the ruling BJP with its senior leaders coming out to counter him.
On Monday, former CM Harish Rawat held a bullock cart rally in Dehradun on the issue of fuel price hike(HT Photo)
On Monday, former CM Harish Rawat held a bullock cart rally in Dehradun on the issue of fuel price hike(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 07:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByKalyan Das | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Gehlot pushes for Rahul as Cong chief at CWC meet; party says no discussion

A Congress leader familiar with the development said Ashok Gehlot’s suggestion was endorsed by former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat. However, no other CWC member spoke on the matter, he added.
At a news conference last month, Gandhi had indicated that he will not return as the party chief anytime soon amid speculation about his active involvement in organisational matters and series of conversations with global leaders and experts on the Covid-19 crisis. (Videograb)
At a news conference last month, Gandhi had indicated that he will not return as the party chief anytime soon amid speculation about his active involvement in organisational matters and series of conversations with global leaders and experts on the Covid-19 crisis. (Videograb)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 07:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi
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