Rudraprayag. With the increase in the election campaign in Uttarakhand, the tussle within the political parties has also started to emerge. The discord within the Congress over some seats or the ticket claim is showing that there is every possibility of a split within the party. One such seat is Rudraprayag, where historically the Congress has had to struggle and there has been a crisis within the political parties due to the defection of its leaders. For this election, the Congress has faced a lot of trouble here because about half a dozen of its leaders have presented their candidature for the election ticket.
The path of Congress has not been easy
A few weeks before the Uttarakhand elections, this seat has come into the limelight due to the tussle in the Rudraprayag seat. In the electoral history of Uttarakhand, Congress won here in 2012, then Harak Singh Rawat won from here on a Congress ticket, who changed party to BJP before the 2017 elections. Rawat had defeated BJP’s candidate Matbar Singh Kandari from here and now the same Kandari is the leader of the Congress party. Kandari is also one of those contenders who are hoping for a ticket from the Congress.
What is the claim of the claimants?
There is a possibility of a split in this seat within the Congress party as at least six leaders from here have declared themselves as the fittest to contest the elections. Jakholi block chief Pradeep Thapliyal while talking to News18 said that Jakholi is the block where this seat has the maximum number of booths and he has the strongest hold on these booths. Therefore, Thapliyal is asking for a ticket from the party to contest the election of MLA from here.
One of the contenders is Kandari, who is seeking ticket from Congress by counting his experience and development work done on this seat earlier. Along with this, former District Panchayat President Laxmi Rana has also entered the field of ticket claim. Rana clearly claimed in front of the media that even former Chief Minister Harish Rawat, being a domineering woman, had guaranteed him a ticket from here. Even before this, due to her being a domineering woman, the Congress had made her contest the elections.
How will Congress win this seat?
In the 2017 elections, the BJP snatched this seat from the Congress and this time the Congress is in a retaliatory mood. The Congress, which is assessing the anti-incumbency, claims that this time this seat will go to its account. Here the district in-charge of Congress says that people’s trend is moving towards Congress and the claim for ticket is proof that Congress has confirmed victory here. Now the discussion is on the question whether it is the effect of the popularity of the Congress or the disintegration of the party in this seat.
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