Rawat holds 1st cabinet meet after being reinstated as Uttarakhand CM

A day after President’s Rule was revoked in Uttarakhand, the reinstated chief minister Harish Rawat held the first meeting of his cabinet on Thursday and decided to quickly implement decisions taken by his government in the past and expedite execution of government orders (GOs) issued earlier.

During the cabinet meeting at the secretariat on Thursday morning, it was decided to expedite implementation of the old decisions of the Cabinet and GOs, a brief communication from the information department said.

The press briefing, which was to be held after the Cabinet meeting at 12.30pm, was cancelled.

Rawat had regretted the heavy loss suffered by Uttarakhand due to prolonged political uncertainty in the state on Wednesday and promised to work hard to make up for the loss.

Rawat was on Wednesday restored as chief minister of Uttarakhand, 46 days after he was ousted by the Centre in a political battle that ended in a setback to Narendra Modi government as the Supreme Court put its stamp of approval on the floor test in the assembly.

Shortly after the court’s directions, the Union cabinet recommended to the President lifting of President’s rule to enable restoration of the Rawat government.

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