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Though the process of formation of government at the centre is on the anvil, the prime minister Narendra Modi has a very bigger task to perform in a new cabinet formation.
The reason being his party has brought a historic majority on its own n he has to oblige the NDA allies as well.
There are more claiments than the cabinet n state berths. The task is onerous.
However, as far as the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand is concerned there is one name that is taking the rounds this time, either in addition to the present state minister of textiles Ajay Tamta or separately as an individual minister to be sworn in, either as a full fledged cabinet minister or minister of state with independent charge.
If certain reliable sources are to be believed the name of the Uttarakhand state BJP chief and MP from Nainital who’d defeated the Congress stalwart, former CM, Rahul Gandhi’s protege n AICC general secretary Harish Rawat with more than 3 lakh votes, Ajay Bhatt is very much under consideration.
The prime minister held two back to back public meetings in Nainital parliamentary constituency in April, considered to be most successful meetings with lakhs of attendence from where the prime minister Narendra Modi was able to successfully convey his positive message not only to the people of Uttarakhand but to the electorates of entire country.
PM Modi wanted to ensure that Rahul Gandhi’s main leuitenant Rawat is defeated at all costs n it finally happened when Ajay Bhatt defeated Harish Rawat with more than three lakh votes, the only constituency being predicted in opinion polls as the Congress’s strong hold.
Ajay Bhatt as the BJP’s state chief has many feathers in his cap since the last five years. Bhatt took charge as the state’s BJP chief in 2016 and it was under his efficient charge n leadership that the BJP defeated the ruling Congress party badly, securing a historic majority with 57 state lawmakers n ensuring the then Congress CM Harish Rawat’s shameful defeat from two assembly constituencies simultaneously thus giving merely 13 seats to Congress, which is a record of sort during the 18 year rule of BJP n Congress in Uttarakhand after attaining separate statehood.
Not only that but the party has staged a come back this time as well in all the 5 parliamentary seats defeating the Congress nominees with more than three lakh votes in all the five contituencies except Haridwar where Dr. Pokhriyal won by 2.5 lakh votes.
In addition to these plusses Ajay Bhatt firmly stood with the party and worked tirelessly in strenthening the BJP at the booth level in the entire state, despite not being included in the state cabinet last time in 2017 though he had then lost the assembly election from Ranikhet despite the party’s wave.
But it was felt that since he was busy campaigning extensively for the BJP candidates in the state, he could’nt accord time to his constituency n hence he lost.
Moreover since the state chief Trivendra Singh Rawat is a Thakur and in order to appease the Brahmins of the state, Bhatt’s inclusion in the union cabinet is an inevitability in order to maintain the caste balance as well.
Sources reveal that Ajay Bhatt’s chances for inclusion in the union cabinet are cent percent, if one believes in the above logics n feasible technicalities. May be, some other incumbent will be chosen for the Uttarakhand BJP presidentship. What’s your take friends?