The relationship between Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and state BJP president Ajay Bhatt is no-longer that candid, as it used to be in the past.
The relationship lost its warmth after the recently concluded civic body election. Immediately after the local body election Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat and Ajay Bhatt expressed diverse views of hosting assembly session at Gairsain to give birth to a controversy.
The verbal war is escalating with each passing day. The difference between government and organisation has created worry for BJP in Uttarakhand.
While Rawat asserted that the state government will decide the place to host the winter session, the state BJP president repeatedly claimed that it should not be hosted at Gairsain till required infrastructure is created there. Both the leaders remained firm on their claims.
Uttarakhand BJP president Ajay Bhatt said, “There is no controversy. Even last time I had to struggle till midnight to get accommodation at Gairsain. It is my personnel opinion that till all required infrastructure is created at Gairsain, we should not host assembly session there.”
In fact Bhatt is constantly defending his words and every recently he provided more fuel to the fire by saying that those in the government are also from party and people will be coming to party if they are not in power.
After the verbal war between the two senior BJP leaders started, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat said, “It is the work of the government to decide where to host assembly session.”
Speculation was rife in Uttarakhand on Wednesday about the BJP high command expressing displeasure over the rift between CM and Bhatt.
Many even claimed that the party has summoned both of them to Delhi. Other connected the controversy with the proposed Delhi visit of Trivendra Rawat on Wednesday. The unconfirmed reports kept the political temperature high in the hill state.