The polling to Karnaprayag constituency of the state was adjourned due to the death of BSP candidate Kuldeep Singh Kanwasi and it will now be held on March 9.
Uttarakhand elections 2017: Our armed forces showed what they are capable of, during surgical strikes. Yet, some people do not accept that & want to play politics, said PM Modi.
Harish Rawat will contest from two seats – Kichha and Haridwar Rural – in the Uttarakhand assembly elections.
Fielding all Congress rebels from seats of their choice may cause resentment among old party hands who may have nursed those constituencies all these years in the hope of getting a ticket.
Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said that the state of Manipur will have a two-phase election and Uttar Pradesh will have a seven-phase election.
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.