Congress calls for panel to probe allegations during President's Rule in Uttarakhand

Dehradun: Congress in Uttarakhand on Sunday said a "consensual" committee be formed to probe all the allegations that leaders of his party and BJP had levelled against each other during the President's rule in the state.

"The political scenario in the state has become murky and caused much confusion among the people due to levelling of corruption and horse trading charges against each other by Congress and BJP since March 18," state Congress unit chief Kishore Upadhyay said.

The committee should include representatives from the judiciary, civil society and journalists. The time-bound enquiry will bring out the truth before the public, Upadhyay said.

On the controversial sting CD episode, Upadhyay alleged that Chief Minister Harish Rawat has been framed because of political vendetta and said the probe should be stopped after state Cabinet's decisions to withdraw the notification recommending a CBI inquiry into the matter.

On the BJP's demand for a narco test, Upadhyay said he and Rawat were ready for it but demanded a similar test for BJP chief Amit Shah, party leaders Kailash Vijayavargiya, Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Ajay Bhatt.

Updated Date: May 16, 2016 08:44 AM

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