Articles about Harish Rawat

Harish Singh Rawat is a political leader of the Indian National Congress (INC) and a former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He has been an MP from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and has also served as a Union Minister. Rawat did his BA and LLB from Lucknow University, Uttar Pradesh. Rawat contested for the first time in the 1980 Lok Sabha elections from Almora constituency, where he defeated BJP’s Murli Manohar Joshi and entered the Parliament. He retained the seat in the 1984 and 1989 General Elections but lost consecutively from Almora in 1991, 1996, 1998, and 1999 against BJP candidates. Rawat returned to the Lok Sabha ten years later in 2009, winning from the Haridwar constituency. He served as Union Minister for Water Resources from 2012 to 2014 in the UPA-II government. Between 2014 and 2017, Rawat was the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand in what was a topsy-turvy period for him. In 2016, he had to resign as the CM due to rebellion by some Congress MLAs but resumed power after winning the floor test. In the 2017 Assembly elections, Rawat couldn’t lead the INC to victory, and the BJP took over the state.

14 Oct 2021

Police officer flags security loopholes at Punjab CM's son's wedding

A senior police officer pointed out several security loopholes at the wedding function of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi's son on Sunday.

14 Oct 2021

Navjot Singh Sidhu to meet Congress leaders in Delhi today

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will visit Delhi today to meet party general secretary KC Venugopal and Congress's Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat.

11 Oct 2021

Ahead of 2022 elections, Uttarakhand Minister Yashpal Arya joins Congress

In a major blow to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttarakhand, state minister Yashpal Arya and his MLA son Sanjeev Arya rejoined the rival Indian National Congress ahead of Assembly polls next year.

01 Oct 2021

'Blatant lies': Amarinder Singh hits back at Harish Rawat, Congress

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has hit back at his Congress party colleague Harish Rawat.

01 Oct 2021

Sidhu part of three-member panel formed to end Punjab deadlock

The Congress party has decided to set up a three-member panel to resolve the deadlock over key government appointments and new Cabinet Ministers in poll-bound Punjab.

21 Sep 2021

Channi, Deputy CMs, Sidhu in Delhi to discuss Cabinet expansion

The newly-elected Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, his two deputies, and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu took a chartered flight to Delhi on Tuesday to discuss the expansion of the new Cabinet with the party's central leadership, sources said.

20 Sep 2021

Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab Chief Minister

Charanjit Singh Channi today took oath as the 16th Chief Minister of Punjab.

02 Sep 2021

All is not well in Punjab Congress, says Harish Rawat

Congress' Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat on Thursday conceded that "all is not well" in the party's state unit, hinting at a brewing power tussle ahead of Assembly elections.

01 Sep 2021

Harish Rawat apologizes for 'Panj Pyare' remark

AICC General Secretary Harish Rawat on Wednesday apologized for referring to the party's Punjab leadership as Panj Pyare and will atone for his remark by sweeping the floor at a gurdwara.

31 Aug 2021

Uttarakhand: BJP Minister suggests 'app to divert rain'; gets mocked

Uttarakhand Minister Dhan Singh Rawat has grabbed attention after a video of him went viral on social media, where he was heard talking about a mobile application to "regulate excessive rainfall."

27 Aug 2021

Navjot Singh Sidhu's advisor quits amid row over Kashmir remarks

Malvinder Singh Mali on Friday quit as an advisor to Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu amid a controversy over his remarks.

26 Aug 2021

Amarinder Singh
If Sidhu doesn't remove advisors, Congress will: Harish Rawat

Trouble seems to be mounting for Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu as the party's Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat called for the removal of his advisors.

25 Aug 2021

Amarinder Singh
2022 Punjab polls under Amarinder Singh's leadership: Congress' Harish Rawat

Indian National Congress' Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat reiterated on Wednesday that the party will contest the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

18 Jul 2021

Punjab Congress MPs to meet top leaders opposing Sidhu's elevation

In a fresh bid to oppose the elevation of Navjot Singh Sidhu as Congress Punjab unit chief, party MPs from the state will meet Congress' top leaders in Delhi on Sunday.

19 Dec 2020

Shashi Tharoor
Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

On Saturday morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a section of dissenters, whose letter in August had sparked a major leadership crisis within the party.

11 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh
Political crisis in Madhya Pradesh deepens; Congress, BJP guard leaders

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh is facing its biggest crisis after 22 legislators, including six ministers, tendered their resignations.

25 Jun 2019

Guptas leave wedding trash in Auli, to bear cleaning expenses

Recently, the controversial South Africa-based Gupta family held a five-day double wedding affair in the hill station of Auli, Uttarakhand.

11 Apr 2019

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

The first phase of Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday. Citizens of 91 constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories will cast their votes today.

Modi government's 'reservation for economically-weaker sections' move draws brickbats

In a surprise move, the Narendra Modi government on Monday approved 10% reservation for economically challenged sections of the society.

29 Oct 2018

Samachar Plus CEO, who led sting operation against politicians, arrested

The Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Uttarakhand-based channel Samachar Plus was arrested from his Ghaziabad residence yesterday for allegedly putting pressure on one of his employees to do a sting operation on prominent politicians with an intent to blackmail them.

11 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi
Ex-IIT Professor GD Agarwal dies during fast-unto-death to save Ganga

Former IIT Kanpur Professor and Ganga activist, 87-year-old GD Agarwal, passed away on Thursday at AIIMS Rishikesh following a four-month-long hunger strike against authorities.

Three new HC judges, including Justice Joseph, join Supreme Court

Three high court judges were today appointed to the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 25.

08 May 2018

Lord Shiva
Incessant snowfall brings Kedarnath Yatra to a halt

Incessant snowfall since last night has prompted authorities to temporarily halt the Yatra to Kedarnath in Uttarakhand, preventing devotees from moving beyond Linchauli and Bhimbali.

29 Apr 2018

Amarinder Singh
'BJP spreading hatred, fear': RaGa launches scathing attack on Modi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said today that his party, unlike BJP, "respects differences of opinion and will protect any dissenters."

24 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi
Gujarat Elections: BJP to contest with 14 Congress rebels

As BJP aims to win Gujarat's 182-member Assembly with over 150 seats, it has gone all out to ensure this.

18 Mar 2017

Amit Shah
Trivendra Singh Rawat sworn in as Uttarakhand CM

Former Uttarakhand BJP chief Trivendra Singh Rawat has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of the state.

17 Mar 2017

Amit Shah
Trivendra Singh Rawat to be the next CM of Uttarakhand

The Bharatiya Janata Party has picked Trivendra Singh Rawat to be the next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

11 Mar 2017

Amit Shah
Uttarakhand: BJP wins 57 seats, Rawat accepts defeat

Harish Rawat has accepted defeat in Uttarakhand and the BJP secured 57 seats while Congress got only 11.

11 Mar 2017

Amit Shah
Uttarakhand: Congress decimated by BJP, CM Rawat loses both seats

637 candidates are fighting it out in the 70-seat state. Trends as of 12:25pm showed BJP leading in 52 seats Congress in 14; others 4.

25 Feb 2017

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli got paid from Uttarakhand's flood fund?

According to a reply to an RTI filed by BJP leader Ajendra Ajay, the state government paid Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli from the funds reserved for the upliftment of 2013 Kedarnath flood victims.

08 Feb 2017

Uttrakhand: Congress launches 'Unemployment scheme' without EC's consent

On 23rd January, the Election Commission had forbidden Congress to initiate its 'unemployment-scheme' in polls-bound Uttrakhand.

06 Feb 2017

Independents complicate Uttarakhand polls

The two biggest parties in the Uttarakhand elections, the Congress and the BJP, are facing a tough challenge from dissidents who are contesting the polls as independent candidates.

18 Jan 2017

Congress leader ND Tiwari to join BJP

Congress leader ND Tiwari along with his son Rohit Shekhar will be joining the BJP ahead of the Uttarakhand Assembly Elections on Wednesday.

12 Jan 2017

Uttarakhand Assembly Polls: Congress, BJP in a direct fight

Uttarakhand is set to go to polls on 15 February for the 70-seat Assembly; results will be declared on 11 March.

04 Aug 2016

Delhi Police
Rape victim apologizes to former Uttarakhand Minister Harak Singh Rawat

An alleged rape victim who registered a case against former Uttarakhand Agriculture Minister Harak Singh Rawat accusing him of rape took a U-turn giving him a clean chit.