Uttarakhand BJP MLAs summoned to Delhi
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 15:36
Dehra Dun: Fearing poaching by ruling Congress ahead of the confidence vote in Uttarakhand, the BJP has summoned all its 31 MLAs in the state to New Delhi.

Party sources said except one or two BJP MLAs, all the 31 MLAs have already left for New Delhi on the instructions of the party high command.

When contacted, state party spokesman Satish Lakhera confirmed the development but said the party might have summoned the MLAs for some important issues to be discussed.

"I can only say that the party high command has summoned all the 31 MLAs to discuss some important issues," said Lakhera.

The move came after Congress faced a crisis following rebellion by union minister Harish Rawat that has virtually put a damocle's sword on the fldegling Vijay Bahuguna government.

Significantly, Bahuguna will face vote of confidence when the first session of the newly constituted assembly begins on March 27.

A day before March 27, the crucial election of the Assembly Speaker will also be held which is also being seen as an acid test for the Congress government that is heavily banking on the support of seven non-BJP MLAs.


First Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 15:36

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