BJP Pins Blame on Congress' 'Internal Strife' for Uttarakhand Crisis

BJP said the former has no right to point fingers at them, as the party has toppled several governments in the past.

Published: 22nd April 2016 10:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd April 2016 10:43 AM   |  A+A-


Former Uttrakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat. (PTI)


NEW DELHI: Squarely blaming the ‘internal strife’ within the Congress Party for the political crisis in Uttarakhand,  the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) on Friday said the former has no right to point fingers at them, as the grand old party has toppled several governments in the past.

Speaking to ANI, BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma further questioned the Congress’ silence on allegations of former chief minister Harish Rawat indulging in the trading of MLAs.

“All this happened because of the internal scuffle within the Congress Party. Now they are pointing fingers at us. The issue here is how Harish Rawat is indulging in trading (of MLAs). Congress leaders comment on every matter in the country, but why are they silent on this corruption in Uttarakhand. There is a video which clearly shows him (Rawat) indulging in trading,” Sharma said.

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“This is the same Congress which has hit a century in toppling the governments, whether it is Indira ji or Rajiv ji or Nehru ji. Sonia ji had done similar things during Arunachal crisis, look what happened, they failed,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Centre will move the Supreme Court today challenging the Uttarakhand High Court's order quashing the imposition of President's rule in the state.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said yesterday that he will mention the matter before the apex court seeking a stay on the verdict.

The High Court yesterday ordered restoration of the Harish Rawat-led Congress government in the state saying that the Centre did not have any concrete proof to impose the President's rule.

The court asked Chief Minister Harish Rawat to prove his government's majority on the floor of the Assembly on the 29th of this month.

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