Uttarakhand HC directive to Rawat his moral defeat: BJP

The BJP today said the court\'s directive was the Chief Minister\'s \"moral defeat\" and asked him to resign.

Published: 01st June 2016 07:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2016 07:04 PM   |  A+A-


Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat talks to the media after meeting Congress President Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI


DEHRADUN: With Uttarakhand High Court asking Harish Rawat to co-operate with the CBI in its preliminary inquiry into the sting CD case, the BJP today said the court's directive was the Chief Minister's "moral defeat" and asked him to resign.       

"Rawat had sought quashing of a notification issued during President's Rule recommending a CBI probe into the sting operation. The high court's refusal to quash the ongoing inquiry and directive to Rawat to co-operate with the probe is his moral defeat," Pradesh BJP president Ajay Bhatt said.         

"Rawat is the only chief minister in the country against whom a CBI probe is underway. It would be better if he resigns from his post and co-operates in the CBI probe," he said.        

In a partial reprieve to Rawat, Uttarakhand High Court yesterday directed the CBI not to take any coercive steps against the Chief Minister in the course of its ongoing preliminary enquiry into the case. However, it also asked Rawat to co-operate fully with the CBI in its enquiry into the case.         

Earlier on May 20, Justice Sarvesh Gupta of the High Court had refused to quash the notification recommending a CBI probe into the case saying it was not possible at this stage.   


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