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UKD snaps ties,but its minister says he’ll stay in Bahuguna govt

The Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) on Monday withdrew its support from the Vijay Bahuguna-led Congress government in the state

The Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) on Monday withdrew its support from the Vijay Bahuguna-led Congress government in the state. The decision has come at a time when the state government faces political heat over alleged irregularities in the sale of SIDCUL (State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited) land to real estate companies at Pantnagar and Haridwar.

Although the UKD’s decision will not affect the state government,its timing is likely to help the BJP’s campaign against Vijay Bahuguna’s government.

UKD’s lone MLA and minister Pritam Singh Panwar is,however,likely to continue in the state government.

Confirming his decision to withdraw his party’s support from the state government,UKD president Trivendra Panwar said he has suspended Pritam Singh Panwar from the party. He added the government has failed to declare Gairsain as the permanent state capital and hence,the UKD has decided to withdraw its support. “This is a government which promotes corruption. It has sold SIDCUL land at throwaway prices,” he told The Indian Express over phone.

Meanwhile,a delegation of BJP leaders,headed by Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Ajay Bhatt,met Governor Dr Aziz Qureshi demanding a CBI probe into the alleged irregularities in the sale of SIDCUL land.