Upset ND supports BJP candidate
Upset Narayan Dutt Supports BJP Candidate, He was denied a party ticket to contest from Nainital has given his blessings to BJP nominee from the seat Bhagat Singh Koshiyari.
- Blessings of Tiwari, who has nourished Nainital for years, to Koshiyari is being seen in political circles as as a major shot in arm for BJP
- Expressing deep anguish over being "neglected" by a party, Tiwari recently announced he would not contest Lok Sabha polls
Dehradun: Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari who was denied a party ticket to contest from Nainital has given his blessings to BJP nominee from the seat Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, saying he alone could accomplish his unfinished task. Koshiyari, a former chief minister of Uttarakhand, was garlanded by Tiwari when he called on the Congress veteran at his Lucknow residence recently and spent about forty minutes with him, Tiwari's OSD Bhawani Dutt Bhatt told PTI. Giving his blessings to Koshiyari, Tiwari said he knew him as a leader, who was easily accessible to people. Koshiyari is a rooted leader who enjoys a connect with people, Tiwari said, adding that the BJP leader "alone" is capable of implementing the formula devised by him for the development of the hills. "I am sure he will accomplish my unfinished mission of bringing about development in the hills," the Congress veteran who was the chief minister of both UP and Uttarakhand, said. Announcing his decision not to contest the polls, the sulking leader had said he felt cheated after the kind of treatment he was meted out to by a "party he served for 60 years like a loyal soldier".