Ready for open debate with opposition on sting CD case: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

Dehradun: Chief Minister Harish Rawat has accepted opposition BJP's "challenge" for an open debate on the sting operation case in which he has been purportedly shown negotiating a deal to buy support of disgruntled party MLAs at the time of the recent political crisis in Uttarakhand.

"I am ready for an open debate on the issue on a public platform if some of our friends want this," he told reporters.

Uttarakhand BJP president Ajay Bhatt had recently dared Rawat to an open debate on the sting CD case.

A file photo of Harish Rawat. PTI

A file photo of Harish Rawat. PTI

"If the CM has the moral courage he should come to Gandhi Park or to any other public place and debate the sting operation with me before people in general and the media," Bhatt had said in a statement on Thursday.

The BJP leader was reacting to reports in a section of the media here, saying Rawat had given a clarification on the sting operation at his residence before a gathering of people he had invited at a programme called 'Jan Samwad'.

The sting CD is currently being investigated by the CBI.

Defending his decision to hold a direct dialogue with people in the form of 'Jan Samwad' on the sting CD, Rawat said it was a healthy initiative by the state government.

"However, if this has not gone down well with some of our friends, I am ready for an open debate on it on a public forum," he said.


Updated Date: Jul 09, 2016 15:54 PM

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