'Course Correction Was Necessary': Harish Rawat on Signs of Resentment & Truce

Harish Rawat's statement come just a day after he said that he will be the face of the Uttarakhand elections

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Following signs of resentment in his cryptic tweets and an eventual truce brokered with the Congress central leadership, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday, 25 December, said that "course correction" was necessary in order to win the elections.

"I have always been singing the motto of 'kadam kadam milaye ja, Congress ke geet gaye ja.' But I also played drums this time along with singing this song. There was course correction necessary as an election strategy to win it," he told ANI.

"We have to understand that the AICC is the ultimate authority, just like the BCCI. The president is the coach, but the playing captain has his position too. There should be a relationship of confidence and understanding between the three. If you play for crossed purposes, you will lose the match."
Harish Rawat

Rawat's statement come just a day after he said that he will be the face of the Uttarakhand elections, following a meet with senior party leaders and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi.


'Captain Amarinder Following his Master's Command'

Responding to Captain Amarinder's Singh jibe saying 'you reap what you sow', Rawat said that the former Punjab chief minister is "following his master's voice."

"I accept his best wishes. I think somewhere he is still feeling that quitting Congress was a mistake. And Manish Tewari is just following his master's voice, as Amarinder Singh is following his master's voice," he said.

Rawat on Wednesday, 22 December, had expressed discontent with the Congress party over the election campaign in Uttarakhand, tweeting that his “hands and feet are tied.”

The veteran Congress leader tweeted that he had “had enough” and that it was “time to rest,” hinting his growing dissatisfaction with the leadership and possible exit from the party.

After top leaders met in the national capital on Friday to discuss impending issues with the party high command, Rawat told the media that he will be the face of the elections in the state.

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