HARISH RAWAT ANNOUNCES ‘PREFERRED’ SEATS FOR EX-SERVICE PERSONNEL
08 November 2021
In a recent announcement, former Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said that the Congress party will be preferring 20% of its seats for ex-service personnel. For the upcoming assembly elections in Uttarakhand, in 2022, Congress will be upgrading its electoral strategies as key states go into the polls with contenders BJP, TMC and other regional parties. Rawat has said at least 14 seats will be offered to ex-service personnel to highlight its policies towards the welfare of defense forces.
“Once we form the government, a committee will be appointed to look into the concerns of our ex-servicemen”, Rawat said. Congress is on the move to counter BJP’s narrative of highlighting the defense forces of the country during election campaigns. Congress could also be trying to compete with the Aam Aadmi Party who has fielded ex-Army Ajay Kotyal in Uttarakhand as a chief ministerial candidate.
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