Dehradun : Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday tried to put to rest speculations over the resignation of cabinet colleague Harak Singh Rawat, saying it was a “family matter” and a solution would be found soon.
Late night Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami tweeted two photographs with Harak Singh Rawat quoted at the Dinner with Cabinet colleague Harak Singh Rawat, saying, discussed with current issues of the state. So now Dinner diplomacy is being done. What the CM has taken the decisions regarding the Harak Singh Rawat will be out in coming days.
Asked by reporters about Rawat’s displeasure, Dhami said, “It is a family matter. We will resolve the matter by meeting together.”. The Chief Minister said, “It is natural that a person should think about the development of his constituency. We are committed to our people. Whatever happens, it will be resolved after serious consideration.” After doubts arose about whether Rawat would resign or not, BJP MLA Umesh Sharma Kau was given the responsibility to persuade Rawat not to resign. Cau said the cabinet minister’s complaint has been addressed and “no one is going anywhere”.
He said the matter was resolved after the intervention of the central leadership and Chief Minister Dhami. Kau said that Rawat’s proposal to set up a medical college in his constituency Kotdwar has been accepted and assured that the budget for the project will be allocated soon. When asked whether Rawat had agreed not to resign, Raipur MLA Kau said, “No one is going anywhere.” He said, “We will work like true soldiers of the BJP.” ‘
Uttarakhand BJP state president Madan Kaushik also rubbished speculations, saying, “Everything is fine, no one is resigning.” It is noteworthy that Rawat had left the cabinet meeting midway on Friday night, leading to speculations that he might resign from the Dhami government. Sources said Rawat had left the cabinet meeting midway in anger as his proposal to set up a medical college in his constituency Kotdwar was not approved by the cabinet. State BJP president Madan Kaushik also denied Rawat’s resignation.