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Uttarakhand Election 2022: Harish Rawat meets Rahul Gandhi amid rift speculation

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Dehradun, Dec 24: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met with Harish Rawat in Delhi today after the Uttarakhand Congress leader's public outburst against party leaders.

Harish Rawat

The meeting comes days after Rawat created a flutter in the political circles, alleging non-cooperation from his organisation and noting that he sometimes feels it is time for him to rest.

"Kadam, kadam badhaye ja, Congress ke geet gaye ja...I will be the face of election campaigning in Uttarakhand," said Rawat after meeting of Uttarakhand Congress leaders with the party leadership at Rahul Gandhi's residence in Delhi.

Reportedly, the Congress senior leaders sought to know from Rawat the reasons behind his criticism. He was asked to continue to work towards ensuring the party's victory in the upcoming polls.

In a tweet in Hindi, Harish Rawat had said, "Isn't it strange that the organisational structure at most places, instead of extending a helping hand, is standing with its head turned away or playing a negative role at a time when I have to swim across the ocean of elections."

On Thursday, Congress MP from Punjab Manish Tewari also criticised the party leadership.

"First Assam. Then Punjab. Now Uttarakhand.....Bhog Poora Hi Paun Gaye. (Will finish completely). Kasar na rahe jawe koi (No effort will be spared)," he said in a cryptic tweet.

Tewari is a member of the G-23 group within the Congress which had sought organisational overhaul of the party.

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