Pray to Ganga for chance to see Dalit CM in Uttarakhand too, says Rawat.


Former Uttarakhand chief minister and AICC general secretary in-charge of Punjab, Harish Rawat, on Monday said that he prays to the Ganga for a chance to see a Dalit Chief Minister in Uttarakhand after “history” was created in Punjab with the appointment of a Dalit (Charanjit Singh Channi) to the top position.

Addressing a public meeting in Laksar area in Haridwar during the Uttarakhand Congress parivartan yatra, Rawat, without naming Channi, said everyone was crying when the latter spoke about his family background at a press conference. Rawat, from the Thakur community and a frontrunner for the CM post in Uttarakhand, said that Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and the Punjab legislature party unanimously elected a person from a poor family as the chief minister.

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