Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh has annoyed former CM and veteran Congress leader Harish Rawat with his recent comment. Making a comment on the move of the Central Bureau of Investigation to file an FIR against Harish Rawat, on the sting operation on alleged horse-trading, Trivendra advised Har Da to keep distance from dubious characters.
The comment rattled Harish Rawat and he has launched a series of attack on Trivendra Rawat. Sharing photographs of Trivendra Rawat and other BJP leaders attending the family function of the journalist, who had conducted sting operation on Harish in 2016 and now termed ‘dubious’, the ex-Chief Minister raised many questions.
In 2016, a section of the Congress MLAs decided to revolt against Harish Rawat. Led by Vijay Bahuguna, the revolt created dangerous situation for the Harish Rawat government. A news sting operation showed Rawat making efforts to do a fishy deal with a journalist to settle some MLA- by providing them financial benefits. The CBI is probing the horse-trading charges based on the sting.
Deeply hurt with the comment, Harish Rawat launched heavy attack on Trivendra Rawat. Firing one tweet after another, Harish made eight tweets on the issue asking, “Why you and other BJP leaders attended the birthday party of journalist Umesh Kumar’s son? Is Umesh Kumar a corrupt or genuine guy?” And many other questions! Harish shared many photographs of the birthday party to express his displeasure.
Trivendra Rawat government had to face tizzy situations last year when news about conspiracy to create political instability, by conducting tv sting operation, came to light. The Uttarakhand Police had arrested Umesh J Kumar, from Noida in October 2018 on charges of extortion and blackmailing. The tussle between the two Rawats is unlikely to settle soon.