U'khand Assembly Budget session likely to be stormy
The Budget Session of the Uttarakhand Assembly beginning on Thursday is likely to be a stormy affair as the opposition Congress is preparing to corner the government over its demand for a CBI probe into the multi-crore NH 74 scam.
Leader of Opposition Indira Hridayesh said the opposition will stage a dharna in the House if a CBI probe is not ordered into the scam and the state government does not lay the report of the then Kumaon commissioner on it in the assembly.
Accusing the Centre of mounting pressure on the state government for withdrawing its recommendation for a CBI probe, Hridayesh shared with the press contents of a letter by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to the Chief Minister in which he says how such an action will affect the morale of NHAI officials.
"This shows that the Centre is unwilling to institute a CBI probe into the scam," Hridayesh said.