Uttarakhand crisis: Congress cracks down on rebels, expels ex-CM Vijay Bahuguna's son Saket from party

In a clear fallout over the rebellion by the nine MLAs, the Uttarakhand Congress on Monday expelled former chief minister Vijay Bahuguna's son for anti-party activities.

Uttarakhand crisis: Congress cracks down on rebels, expels ex-CM Vijay Bahuguna's son Saket from party

Dehradun: In a clear fallout over the rebellion by the nine MLAs, the Uttarakhand Congress on Monday expelled former chief minister Vijay Bahuguna's son for anti-party activities.

According to ANI,Vijay Bahuguna's son Saket and general secretary Anil Gupta were expelled from the party for six years.

The Congress had earlier dissolved all nine district units of the party in the state.

 

This comes as around 35 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders from the state along with the nine rebel Congress leaders are due to meet Pranab Mukherjee today, asking him to dismiss the state government.

"Will tell the President to dismiss the current government in Uttarakhand as they have lost majority. Harish Rawat is now trying to buy people in a fit of desperation to gain support, but he will not succeed. It is his streak of corruption that has led to this situation," BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya told ANI.

 

Meanwhile, rebel Congress MLA Harak Singh Rawat has written to Uttarakhand Governor KK Paul, urging him to call an Assembly Session tomorrow for the floor test.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat who was set to arrive in the national capital today to discuss the political crisis in the state with the Congress leadership, has been asked by party vice president Rahul Gandhi to stay put and handle the situation there.

 

The Congress government in Uttarakhand is facing a major crisis with 9 MLAs rebelling against Rawat and the BJP, which has 27 MLAs, staking claim to form the government.

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