Harak Singh Rawat  State Minister expelled from BJP

The BJP in Uttarakhand on Sunday night suspended state Cabinet minister Harak Singh Rawat from the party for six years, citing indiscipline.

Last month, Rawat, who is the Minister of Forest and Environment, Labour, Employment and Skill Development, had threatened to resign from the post

Rawat was upset over the state government’s lack of approval for a medical college in Kotdwar area, from where he is the MLA. 

Sources in the party suggested that Rawat wanted a party ticket for a relative for the upcoming , Might try to join the Congress party.

“The party has expelled Cabinet minister Harak Singh Rawat for six years. Party state president Madan Kaushik has confirmed that he has been removed from party membership 

due to indiscipline. The party will not tolerate indiscipline,” said BJP Uttarakhand media in-charge Manveer Singh Chauhan in a written statement.

Later in the night, following a recommendation from Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, Uttarakhand Governor Gurmit Singh removed him from the state Cabinet. 

Dhami will now have the additional charge of all ministries and departments (Forest and Environment, Labour, Employment, Skill Development and Energy) handled by Rawat.