Harish Rawat

  • Cong manifesto will be implemented if party voted back: CM 19-04-2014 10:44 PM

    Alleging that former BJP chief ministers had failed to achieve in over six years what he has in just two months, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday said everything promised in the Congress manifesto will be implemented if the party is voted back to power at the Centre. Addressing...
  • LS polls: Harak Singh Rawat files nominations papers 19-04-2014 09:54 AM

    Congress candidate from Pauri Harak Singh Rawat files his nomination papers on Saturday for the May 7 polling. PCC chief Yashpal Arya and CM Harish Rawat were also present on the occasion. Rawat will be contesting against BJP candidate former chief minister Major General (retired) BC Khanduri from the constituency....
  • LS polls: Harish Rawat's wife enters fray from Haridwar 16-04-2014 08:09 AM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat's wife Renuka Rawat, sitting Congress MP from Nainital KC Singh Baba and Samajwadi Party's Avtar Singh were among 13 candidates who entered the fray on Tuesday for five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand going to polls on May 7. Renuka filed her nomination for Haridwar...
  • Heavy rains force Harish Rawat to cancel public meetings, Kedarnath visit 14-04-2014 07:53 AM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has to cancel his public meetings on Sunday, including in Kedarnath, due to heavy rains which lashed the state, an official said. The Chief Minister's Kedarnath visit has been cancelled as his helicopter was not allowed to take off due to bad weather, his OSD...
  • Harish Rawat's wife, Vijay Bahuguna's son to contest LS polls 09-04-2014 05:41 PM

    Chief Minister Harish Rawat's wife Renuka Rawat and former Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna's son Saket Bahuguna figure in the list of Lok Sabha candidates from Uttarakhand announced by Congress on Thursday. While Rawat's wife has been fielded from the Haridwar seat represented by him in the past, Saket will contest...
  • Congress fields Harish Rawat’s wife Renuka from Haridwar 09-04-2014 01:34 PM

    Fielding two strong Lok Sabha candidates against the BJP in Uttarakhand, Congress today named Chief Minister Harish Rawats wife Renuka Rawat from Haridwar and senior minister Harak Singh Rawat from Pauri-Garhwal. The Haridwar constituency is currently held by CM Harish Rawat. Renuka Rawat is taking on former chief minister and...
  • Harish Rawat claims spending entire MPLAD funds, rejects media reports 08-04-2014 09:14 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday claimed that he had spent his entire MPLAD funds received over the past five years on development projects in his Haridwar Lok Sabha constituency. Refuting newspaper reports in Dehradunthat he had spent only 71.76 per cent of his MPLAD (Members of Parliament Local...
  • Kedarnath pilgrimage to open on May 4; footfall of nearly 1,000 pilgrims expected daily 08-04-2014 06:59 PM

    One thousand devotees will be allowed to visit Kedarnath shrine daily when its portals are opened on May 04, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said and sought to allay safety concerns of pilgrims. The number of visitors to the Himalayan shrine is being regulated to avoid any confusion in case of...
  • Kedarnath pilgrimage from May 4; 1,000 pilgrims to visit daily 08-04-2014 05:17 PM

    Dehradun: 1,000 devotees will be allowed to visit Kedarnath shrine daily when its portals are opened on May 4, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said and sought to allay safety concerns of pilgrims. The number of visitors to the Himalayan shrine is being regulated to avoid any confusion in case of...
  • EC issues notice to Harish Rawat for violating poll code, seeks explanation 31-03-2014 04:02 PM

    Noting that prima facie Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has violated the Model Code of Conduct by announcing monetary grant for a building, the Election Commission has asked him to explain his stand by Tuesday. The EC notice to Rawat said if he fails to explain his stand on the...
  • EC asks Harish Rawat to explain stance on announcement of grant 31-03-2014 02:43 PM

    New Delhi: Noting that prima facie Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has violated the Model Code of Conduct by announcing monetary grant for a building, the Election Commission has asked him to explain his stand by Tuesday. The EC notice to Rawat said if he fails to explain his stand...
  • Satpal Maharaj reacts on Harish Rawat's remark, says voters will decide which missile is misguided 28-03-2014 09:59 PM

    Pauri MP Satpal Maharaj, who recently defected to BJP, on Friday reacted to Chief Minister Harish Rawat's remark describing him as a "misguided missile", saying voters will decide which missile is "guided" and which is not in the general elections. "The answer lies with the people of Uttarakhand who will...
  • Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal expresses concern over laxity in relief works 28-03-2014 07:27 AM

    Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal on Thursday expressed concern over the lackadaisical attitude of state officials in carrying out relief, repair and rehabilitation works, saying the victims of the 2013 disaster were not able to recover due to this. During a discussion here, Kunjwal noted that despite efforts taken...
  • Probe into cases lodged against Ramdev not slowed down: Harish Rawat 26-03-2014 08:36 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, on Wednesday, refuted the charge that probe into cases lodged against Ramdev during Vijay Bahuguna's tenure had slowed down after he assumed office, saying his priority at present is reconstruction work in the calamity-hit areas. "My priority at the moment is to rebuild lives in...
  • Harish Rawat orders deployment of SDRF perosnnel on Char Dham route 25-03-2014 11:26 PM

    In a bid to put a fool-proof security system into place before the Char Dham yatra begins in May, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has ordered substantial deployment of SDRF personnel in danger zones prone to natural disasters en route to the famous Himalayan shrines located in the state. Reviewing...
  • Satpal Maharaj slams Harish Rawat for 'not' raising Uttarakhand issues in Parliament 24-03-2014 09:04 PM

    Pauri MP Satpal Maharaj, who recently defected to BJP, on Monday attacked Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, saying as a Union minister he had not raised even a single issue related to the state in Parliament. Targeting Rawat, Maharaj said asked why the state government had not sent a proposal...
  • BJP denies intention to destabilise state government 24-03-2014 04:46 PM

    Scotching rumours that BJP might lure MLAs loyal to former Congress heavyweight Satpal Maharaj to grab power in Uttarakhand, the main opposition party on Monday clarified it had no intention to destabilise the Harish Rawat government. "It goes against our policy to destabilise an elected government. If BJP had the...
  • Congress stands united in Uttarakhand, says CM Harish Rawat 23-03-2014 06:54 PM

    Amid changing political equations in Uttarakhand after Pauri MP and party heavyweight Satpal Maharaj quit Congress, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday claimed that the party stands united with all its MLAs intact and is ready to take on BJP in the coming Lok Sabha polls. "There are no...
  • Satpal Maharaj’s resignation no threat to Harish Rawat government: Suryakant Dhasmana 23-03-2014 12:05 AM

    Congress on Saturday firmly refuted suggestions that Uttarakhand MLAs loyal to Pauri Garhwal MP Satpal Maharaj, who joined BJP, may quit the party and Harish Rawat Government faced the threat of being reduced to a minority. All our MLAs are intact. I have talked to all MLAs representing different segments...
  • Satpal Maharaj quit Congress due to personal reasons: Harish Rawat 21-03-2014 04:32 PM

    In a big blow to the Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, its MP from Uttarakhand Satpal Maharaj joined its rival, the BJP. Satpal, however, said he won't be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Narendra Modi is the most searched Chief Minister on Google 20-03-2014 11:43 AM

    New Delhi: As India inches closer towards general elections, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has emerged as the most searched chief minister on search giant Google. According to Google Trends, the Gujarat Chief Minister topped the tally, followed by Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa Jayaram, Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav,...
  • No role of Ramdev in party's ticket distribution: BJP 19-03-2014 03:07 PM

    Dehradun: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday refuted media reports about Ramdev pitching for his own favourites to be fielded by the saffron party in the Lok Sabha polls, saying the yoga guru had nothing to do with party's ticket distribution process. "Ramdev is a nationalist whose heart beats for...
  • Restoration of Char Dham routes on at full pace: Harish Rawat 16-03-2014 08:44 PM

    Dismissing doubts being expressed over the timely completion of road repair work in calamity-hit areas, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said all motorable and pedestrian routes to the Himalayan shrines will be in place before the Char Dham pilgrimage begins. "Efforts are underway on a war footing to...
  • Harish Rawat trashes reports of fielding family member from Haridwar seat 16-03-2014 08:32 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday scotched speculation that someone from his family will contest from Haridwar seat, saying it will be the last option and the party is trying to make a consensus over it. "It would be the last option that someone of his family would be...
  • LS polls: BSP giving tickets in return for money, allege suspended party MLAs 15-03-2014 06:10 PM

    Two suspended BSP MLAs in Uttarakhand on Saturday accused its state leadership of distributing tickets for Lok Sabha polls in return for money and indicated they could float a new outfit if they were not welcomed back into the party-fold. "Tickets are being distributed among weak candidates by the state...
  • Congress MP Satpal Maharaj miffed with party, refuses to contest Lok Sabha polls 14-03-2014 08:42 AM

    Alleging neglect of the people of his Pauri Lok Sabha constituency, Congress MP Satpal Maharaj on Thursday said he would not contest the coming parliamentary elections. "I am hurt at the neglect of the people of Pauri Garhwal and Tehri Garhwal and have decided that I will not contest the...
  • Harish Rawat set to kick-start poll campaign in Uttarakhand today 12-03-2014 08:30 AM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat will embark on a seven-day padyatra in holy city Haridwar on Wednesday to kickstart Congress' campaign for upcoming Lok Sabha polls in the hill state. Public meetings will be organised as part of the campaign to inform people about achievements of the Congress-led governments in...
  • BJP downplays Bacchi Singh Rawat's resignation from party posts 10-03-2014 03:12 PM

    BJP on Monday sought to downplay former MP Bacchi Singh Rawat's resignation from all party posts saying candidates have not been decided for any of the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand as yet and there is no question of Rawat being ignored. "The party's parliamentary board may take a...
  • BJP MLA to stage hunger strike before CM Harish Rawat's residence 06-03-2014 09:47 PM

    BJP MLA from Purola in Uttarkashi district Malchand on Thursday threatened to stage hunger strike before the Chief Minister's residence in Dehradun on March 8 in protest against "biased distribution" of budgetary allocations in calamity-hit areas. "I have written to Chief Minister Harish Rawat seeking his permission to stage hunger...
  • Harish Rawat allocates portfolios to Cabinet colleagues, no major changes made 05-03-2014 05:06 PM

    Over a month after taking over as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat has finally allocated portfolios to his Cabinet colleagues without making any major changes in their departments. A notification allocating portfolios to the 12-member Cabinet headed by Mr. Rawat was issued late on Tuesday night which stated...