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Sulking BJP leader Bacchi Singh Rawat reaffirms faith in party

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 - 5:42pm IST | Agency: PTI
Sulking BJP leader Bacchi Singh Rawat, who had recently quit all party posts, today reaffirmed his faith in the party saying he has no complaint any more.

Sulking BJP leader Bacchi Singh Rawat, who had recently quit all party posts, today reaffirmed his faith in the party saying he has no complaint any more.

The former MP said the issue over which he had resigned from all party posts has been sorted out by the central leadership and he is ready now to make himself available for whatever task assigned to him in view of the coming Lok Sabha polls.

"I was heard by Rajnath Singh with great patience. My complaint was mainly related to the procedure followed in sending the list of probables for Nainital seat to the central leadership and it has been redressed to my satisfaction.

"I am ready now to dedicate myself to the task of ensuring the party's victory in all the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand as instructed by the leadership," Rawat told reporters in the presence of state BJP chief Tirath Singh Rawat.

Bacchi, a four-time MP, who wanted to contest from Nainital, had resigned from all party posts on March 9 alleging that his name was dropped from the list of three probables which was to be sent to party's central leadership by the Pradesh unit for consideration for the Lok Sabha seat.

Alleging that only one name had been sent in place of three, he had termed it as violation of party norms at the time of his resignation.
BJP has already announced the name of former CM Bhagat Singh Koshiyari as its nominee from Nainital.

On whether he will campaign for Koshiyari, Rawat evaded a direct reply saying Koshiyari has his own stature and will definitely win by a big margin.

He said the party was all set to sweep all the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand as people across the country wanted to see Narendra Modi as PM.

"People throughout the country have made up their mind about getting rid of Congress misrule and seeing Modi in the PM's chair. Uttarakhand is no exception where people have seen two successive Congress CMs since March 2012 failing to deliver," he said.

"Bahuguna spent most of his time in Delhi during his tenure while calamity hit people of the state were crying for succour. A miracle was expected when Harish Rawat took over.

But even he has not yet been able to do anything. All he has done in the last two months is make announcements," he said.

He also accused Congress MPs from Uttarakhand of not doing anything for the state despite belonging to the party in power.

"The industrial package extended to Uttarakhand during NDA was withdrawn by UPA despite all of them being in Parliament," he said, adding people are going to reject them at the hustings. 


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