Former Congress heavyweight Satpal Maharaj, who recently defected to BJP, Wednesday said his decision to join the saffron party was "well considered" and would never change.
Amid rumours that his government was facing crisis of being reduced to a minority with Congress MLAs loyal to Satpal Maharaj likely to quit, Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat said his MLAs were with him.
In a blow to the Congress, Congress MP from Garhwal, Satpal Maharaj, quit the party on Friday and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Alleging neglect of the people of his Pauri Lok Sabha constituency, Congress MP Satpal Maharaj Thursday said he would not contest the coming parliamentary elections.
Chairman of the Parliamentary
standing committee on defence Satpal Maharaj sought to
downplay the controversy over the alleged unnotified movement
of two Army units.
Rawat was commenting on the reported statement of Maharaj
that Bahuguna is giving plum posts to Rawat loyalists more
than his supporters.
Day in Pics: 30th January
Showbiz World - January 30, 2015