BJP is 'killing democracy' alleges Uttarakhand CM

Even as the Uttarakhand Speaker issued notices to nine rebel Congress MLAs, CM Harish Rawat lashed out at BJP, alleging it is trying to destabilise opposition governments

Dehradun: Uttarakhand Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal has issued notices to nine rebel Congress MLAs asking them why they should not be disqualified from the House even as Chief Minister Harish Rawat said BJP is “killing democracy”.


Harish Rawat

Chief Minister Harish Rawat while training his guns on the BJP said they are “killing” democracy. “BJP party with the support of their party at Centre is trying to destabilise the state governments. They are killing democracy. They talk about cooperative federalism and they are targeting the opposition governments selectively,” he said.

Shyam Jaju, National Vice President of BJP with rebel Congress MLAs and others after meeting the governor of Uttarakhand KK Paul at his residence in Dehradun on Friday. PICS/PTI
Shyam Jaju, National Vice President of BJP with rebel Congress MLAs and others after meeting the governor of Uttarakhand KK Paul at his residence in Dehradun on Friday. Pics/PTI

Notices have been issued to the nine rebel MLAs following a request from party chief whip Indira Hridayesh for violating the party whip in the state Assembly while voting on the Finance Bill.

BJP: Cong leaders quitting 'sinking ship'

BJP yesterday said Congress leaders were quitting the party because it has become a “sinking ship”. “There is a serious leadership crisis in Congress. It has become a sinking ship and its leaders are leaving it as soon as they get a chance. Rahul Gandhi should not blame BJP for it,” BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

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