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BJP, Congress await HC judgments for next move

Char Dham pilgrimage is still more than a month away, but it seems that political pilgrimage is new dose for state legislatures to empower them for next electoral battle. As per party sources, the Congress legislatures have now shifted to neighboring Himalayan state, while 9 disqualified MLAs again reached national capital on Friday after staying a day in state capital on March 31.    

The crisis that began on March 18 during budget session in state Vidhan Sabha is extending as political rivalry has reached to the highest corridor of judiciary in Uttarakhand. All the eyes are on Nainital High Court’s various decisions to see who wins, and who loses at the end of court battle. It will also be decided for how long President’s Rule is going to exist in state. 

State BJP chief Ajay Bhatt said that BJP is in no hurry to stake claim for forming government in Uttarakhand. Blaming Congress for the present crisis in Uttarakhand, he said it was their own party MLAs who revolted against Harish Rawat-led Congress government.  

 Commenting on the present political crisis, AAP leader Anoop Nautiyal said, “From the last 16 years, the state witnessed development only on paper, and local BJP and Congress leaders proved to be toothless tiger. The leaders of these two parties are exposed, and people are expecting hope from new faces.”   

State Congress vice-president Jot Singh Bisht said, “The agitation for reservation demand by Jats took ugliest turn in Haryana where several vehicles were burnt, shops/houses were gutted and highway was blocked.” 

“The situation was worst in Haryana, but Central never dared to impose President Rule in BJP-ruled state. Why Uttarakhand is targeted and with what hidden motive,” he asked.

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