Uttrakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri is confident of getting a renewed public mandate for his government in the recently concluded Assembly polls,but a blame-game has erupted between him and his predecessor Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank over their role in the elections.
I am sure,we would get a comfortable majority, Khanduri told The Indian Express here on Thursday,adding that he would refrain from giving an exact number of seats which he thought the BJP would win. A comfortable majority obviously means the tally would be around 40 (in a House of 70),one seat less or two seats more, he said.
Khanduri met senior leader L K Advani and party president Nitin Gadkari here to put forth his case vis-a-vis the issue of internal sabotage of party prospects in the polls. Nishank was here three days ago on a similar mission.
Whatever I have got to say about any internal matter I will say it to my party leaders, Khanduri said later. However,he took a dim view of people (implying Nishank) going public on the issue.