U’khand polls: Daughters of 2 fmr CMs prepare to avenge their father's defeat
Kotdwar and Haridwar (rural) seats in Uttarakhand are all set to witness interesting contests when the state goes to polls on February 14 with the daughters of two former chief ministers preparing to avenge the defeats of their fathers from the two constituencies.
The BJP has fielded former chief minister Maj Gen Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri's daughter Ritu Khanduri Bhushan from the prestigious Kotdwar seat while the Congress has fielded former chief minister Harish Rawat's daughter Anupama Rawat from Haridwar rural seat.
What makes the contest even more interesting is that the duo is pitted against the same challengers who had defeated their fathers - Negi and Yatishwaranand.
Bhushan made her political debut in 2017 by winning from Yamkeshwar seat.
Khanduri is widely respected for his political integrity and is considered by many as one of the best performing chief ministers.
Anupama Rawat, who makes her electoral debut this time, has been working hard in Haridwar rural constituency for quite some time and enjoys a connect with people at the grassroots, say poll watchers.
However, they feel taking on Yatishwaranand, a two-time MLA and cabinet minister in the Pushkar Singh Dhami government who is contesting from the seat for the third time, will be a difficult task for the newcomer.
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