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MM Semwal, Professor of Political Science at Garhwal Central University, ruled out the possibility of Trivendra Singh Rawat joining Congress, calling the meeting a pressure tactic

The ruling party leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Trivendra Singh Rawat, met with Harish Rawat from the opposition congress on Sunday and fueled speculation ahead of the general election, which is due early next year. The meeting took place months after the BJP leader was ousted as prime minister of Uttarakhand in March.

The two posted photos of their meeting on Facebook and said they met to inquire about each other’s wellbeing. “It was nice to see Trivendra Singh Rawat in an enthusiastic mood,” wrote the Congress Chairman. Trivendra Singh Rawat wrote that the two met after a long break. “After recovering from Covid-19, his health has improved. When asked about his health, he replied in his own way: ‘I am healthy’. “

Political scientist SMA Kazmi said the BJP leader was dissatisfied with his party since he stepped down as prime minister. “The party leadership also attaches a little less importance to it. Meeting Harish Rawat and then posting his photos on Facebook was an attempt to show his clout … “

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MM Semwal, Professor of Political Science at Garhwal Central University, ruled out the possibility of Trivendra Singh Rawat joining Congress, calling the meeting a pressure tactic. “You can see that he does not get enough importance in the party. By meeting Harish Rawat and then sharing photos on his Facebook, he is sort of trying to send a message that he is not weak if they assume he is like that and has options … “

The BJP leader was unavailable for comment, but Harish Rawat tried to downplay the speculation. “It was a very informal meeting. I visited a physiotherapy center in Dehradun on Sunday evening, where Trivendra picked me up because he lives nearby. We had a healthy informal chat asking each other about each other’s health and wellbeing. Even though we are from rival parties, we shouldn’t lose mutual respect. “

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