HC verdict does not absolve Harish Rawat of corruption charges: BJP
BJP asked Harish Rawat not to exult over Uttarakhand High Court's verdict saying the order does not absolve his government of 'corruption charges'.
Dehradun: Opposition BJP on Friday asked Harish Rawat not to exult over Uttarakhand High Court's verdict saying the order does not absolve his government of "corruption charges".
"Rawat does not need to exult over the high court verdict. It does not absolve him of the charges his government is facing whether it is the nexus with mining, liquor or land mafia," state BJP president and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Ajay Bhatt said in statement in Dehradun.
He also accused Rawat of being desperate to reclaim power saying how can he convene a meeting of the state Cabinet without even seeing a copy of the high court's order.
Rawat has held two cabinet meetings at his residence since yesterday when the high court revoked imposition of President's rule in the state and directed him to go for a floor test in the state Assembly on 29 April.
Bhatt said the BJP will finalise its strategy once it is provided a copy of the order.
"All avenues are open for us. We will first study the high court order thoroughly and then finalise a strategy accordingly," he said.
Addressing the foundation day of the All India Mahila Congress, Gandhi said that the ideology of the Congress was completely opposite of the BJP-RSS and only one of the two ideologies can rule the country.
The tussle for the state in 2022 will see a quadrangular contest between the Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal, the BJP and the AAP
The Ministry of External Affairs in a one-line communique, which reached the secretariat during the day said the "event is not commensurate for (attendance at) the level of the chief minister," a secretariat official said.