“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”.
Rawat won 33 votes in the floor test where the reduced magic figure was 31. The BJP won 28.
Rahul Gandhi said that the people of India will not tolerate ‘the murder of democracy’.
In Rajya Sabha, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, who returned from Dehradun in the afternoon, demanded that the government apologise for what it had done in Uttarakhand.
After the floor test, Harish Rawat said “the cloud of uncertainty hovering over Uttarakhand will disappear tomorrow”.
The 72-member Uttarakhand assembly has been reduced to only 62 — including one nominated member but excluding the speaker — after the Supreme Court barred nine rebel Congress MLAs from voting in the floor test.
The PDF with its four members and two BSP MLAs went with the Congress.
The Congress is confident of getting the numbers. To win, any party has to have the support of 31 MLAs.