Rawat’s futile stake

March 15 2015

One of the Rajya Sabha seats from Uttarakhand had become vacant after the sudden demise of Congress leader Manorama Sharma. Harish Rawat had played a crucial role in bringing Manorama Sharma to the Rajya Sabha. When the seat became vacant, Rawat wanted it to be given to his wife. Thus, he arrived in Delhi and met Sonia Gandhi claiming that as the seat became vacant due to death of a female leader, it should be again given to a lady. However, Rahul and Sonia Gandhi thought that the seat should go to Raj Babbar as he has contributed immensely to the Party. So, despite his personal wish, Rawat decided to play the role of a loyal party member and became content with Raj Babbar’s candidature.

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