Besides Shah, BJP president JP Nadda and general secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh were also present in the meeting that lasted more than an hour.
The BSP arrived at the conclusion at a meeting of office-bearers and workers of its Uttarakhand unit with party president Mayawati here to review its performance in the just concluded assembly polls.
The biggest setback for the BJP came in the form of the loss of its chief minister Puskar Singh Dhami to Congress’ Bhuwan Chandra Kapri by 6,579 votes.
Bhatt, a Lok Sabha member from Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar, is a senior BJP leader who was a member of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly before the formation of Uttarakhand.
The polling was held in the state on February 14 with more than 65 per cent of the electorate casting their votes.
“Apart from Congress, we will take the cooperation of those parties and those individuals not only to win or lose but to make Uttarakhand,” Rawat told ANI.
Incumbent Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami sounded confident about the victory of the party in the polls.
Notably, the polling in Uttarakhand took place for the 70 seat Assembly on February 14. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
On January 27, the former Uttarakhand Congress president joined the BJP and was fielded from Tehri Assembly constituency.
Negi joined the Congress party in the presence of the former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Singh Rawat.
On the reason behind his expulsion from Congress, the newly inducted BJP leader said, “A picture of myself with BJP went viral which was represented in a different light.”
The party has announced 59 out of 70 seats for the polls. The BJP has fielded Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami from Khatima.
Incumbent Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami will contest from the Khatima constituency. Uttarakhand is slated to go to the polls in a single phase on February 14.
In a letter to BJP president J P Nadda, the former chief minister asked him to accept his request for not contesting the polls so he could devote all his time towards working to ensure the party’s victory.
When asked about Harish Rawat’s stand, Harak Singh said the circumstances in 2016 when he had rebelled against Harish Rawat were different.
Dehradun district reported the maximum number of 991 cases, followed by Nainital (451), Haridwar (259), Udham Singh Nagar 189 and Pauri 48.
Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Pritam Singh, Uttarakhand Congress chief Ganesh Godiyal and party leader Yashpal Arya will accompany Rawat to Delhi.
JioFiber has helped thousands of families to stay connected during the pandemic ensuring seamless communication and connectivity.
The minister was accompanied by Uttarakhand State Cooperative Federation Chairman, Matwar Singh Rawat and chairman of District Cooperative Bank Pauri, Narendra Rawat.
An eight-time MLA, Kapoor was one of the senior most members of the Uttarakhand Assembly.
Speaking to ANI, Kumar said, “As many as 5,000 policemen have given their samples for COVID-19, out of which, 18 were tested positive. Most of these COVID-19 positive police personnel are from Haridwar and Pauri districts.”
The state was formed on this day in 2000 by carving out the northwestern region of Uttar Pradesh. It is headed for assembly polls along with four other states early next year.
State Congress sources said that in this meeting the high command will also decide which leaders will be given entry to the Congress from the BJP and which leaders will not.
As a precautionary measure, the Badrinath Char Dham Yatra has been halted and passengers en route to Badrinath Temple were stopped in safe places.
In an exclusive interview to IANS, Singh said that the BJP government in the state has ensured the overall development of Uttarakhand in all the parameters and on the basis of work done in the last four-and-half years, they will come to power once again.