Will sort out differences with Rawat: Bahuguna

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 22:24

New Delhi: Beleaguered Uttarakhand Chief
Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Friday said he would make efforts to
resolve differences with senior Congress leader Harish Rawat
and hoped that the party would be able to prove majority and
form government in the state.

"Harish Rawat has been a senior Congressman and I am
confident that we will sort out all the differences after
sitting together and I will personally make a lot of efforts
in this direction," Bahuguna said.

Rawat is unhappy at being ignored for the post of the
Chief Minister and more than a dozen of his MLA supporters
have still not extended support to Bahuguna.

The party has 32 MLAs in the 70 member house and has won
support of non-BJP MLAs but its inner rift has threatened to
mar its victory.

However, Bahuguna tried to put a brave face and said that
more MLAs will take oath and support him soon. Bahuguna said
that the Congress leadership was not working under any
pressure.

"The High Command does not come under any pressure and
nobody tries to pressurise it also. They (Harish Rawat
supporters) are trying to put forth their view and the party
with try to understand and resolve the issues," Bahuguna said.

Bahuguna, who reached the capital today went straight
from the airport to meet Congress President Sonia Ganndhi.

"I went to express my gratitude to her (Gandhi) and to
brief her about the political situation in the state," he told
reporters.

"I also met the Prime Minister because today the budget
was declared and as Chief Minister I put foward the problems
of the state on the fiscal side, development side," Bahuguna
said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 22:24

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