Thakur, who was the BJP-backed candidate in Uttarakhand, resigned from the party after withdrawing from the Rajya Sabha race and accused the BJP of following “money and briefcase politics”.
In contrast, when animals are hunted, some will be shot several times causing tremendous pain, but many others escape with one gunshot or flesh wound, and die later slowly.
“My insistence on the Centre to give assent to the state’s annual budget passed by the Uttarakhand Assembly was a step in that direction,” said Rawat.
The CBI had earlier questioned Rawat on May 24 for over five hours in connection with the sting operation where he was shown offering bribes to rebel Congress MLAs to save his government.
Harish Rawat countered by saying that he has been fully cooperative with the CBI.
In Chinyalisaur and Dunda tehsils of Uttarkashi, three persons are reported to be missing and one person dead.
The cloudbursts took place at about 3 pm on Saturday over Kothiara village in Uttarakhand, bringing around 50 residential houses under loads of debris.
“The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat was examined today in connection with inquiry in the alleged sting operation. Further examination will continue. He will be called again,” said CBI spokesperson.
Having won the floor test, Harish Rawat now has a crowd behind him, even when he faces CBI summons.
Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister M Vijay Bahuguna and eight other rebel MLAs of the Congress joined the BJP on Wednesday. The fate of these MLAs were in lurch after Congress won the floor test in Uttarakhand assembly.
Forest fires this season, which began in February have so far destroyed nearly 4048 hectares of land in Uttarakhand in 1857 incidents.
“The people have by bestowing power in your hand given you a double edged sword. Ensure that you do not chop your nose with this sword. That is what has happened in Uttarakhand,” the edit said.
Rawat had regretted the heavy loss suffered by Uttarakhand due to prolonged political uncertainty in the state Wednesday and promised to work hard to make up for the loss.
Prime Minister should tender apology in Parliament, says party.
Talking to reporters in Delhi and in a subsequent party statement on the matter, Mayawati said BSP will contest the coming Assembly polls in UP, Uttarakhand and Punjab “alone” and “on its own”.