Saturday, 29 January 2022 | PNS | Dehradun/Lalkuan
The head of campaign committee of Uttarakhand Congress, Harish Rawat and the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Ganesh Godiyal filed their nomination papers for the assembly elections on Friday. While Rawat filed nomination from Lalkuan assembly constituency, Godiyal filed his papers from Srinagar assembly constituency.
After filing his nomination an emotional Rawat said that he would serve the people of the area till his last breath. He said that this election is associated with the future of the area and the state. The former chief minister assured that formation of a Congress government would result in all round development of the area and Uttarakhand. Terming the BJP government as anti-development, Rawat said that the BJP stopped the works like construction of an international stadium, zoo, ISBT and other development projects in Lalkuan. He said that the only agenda of the BJP is to spread hatred but the Congress party believes in harmony. Rawat claimed that victory of Congress in Uttarakhand would usher in a new environment in the country the effect of which would be visible in the elections of 2024. He added that victory of the Congress party is necessary for safeguarding the constitutional values. Rawat said that the people of Lalkuan would take charge of his election campaign and appealed to them to save Uttarakhandiyat.
Former cabinet minister Yashpal Arya, Rajya Sabha MP Pradeep Tamta, former cabinet minister Harish Chandra Durgapal and others were present on the occasion.
In Srinagar the PCC president Ganesh Godiyal exuded confidence of his victory after filing his papers. He said that under the BJP regime Uttarakhand is at the top in terms of unemployment. Godiyal said that the people of the state should give a comfortable majority to the Congress party to work for the benefit of the people. Former cabinet minister Harak Singh Rawat and others accompanied Godiyal.