UTTARAKHAND:-The Congress party on Monday discharged Vijay Bahuguna who is son of former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Saket Bahuguna. Vijay has threatened to state government for making government with the support of BJP.
Bahuguna was expelled for six years from the party’s primary membership on Monday, a day after government orders were given to expel six supporters of Harak Singh, the agriculture minister, from an agro body. Singh was expelled from the Cabinet on Saturday for his “unparliamentary conduct” in the state assembly where he apparently joined those shouting anti-government slogans.
The Congress government in Uttarakhand is facing a major crisis with nine MLAs rebelling against the Harish Rawat-led state government, and the BJP, which has 27 MLAs, staking claim to form the government.
Denying to back down, Umesh Sharma, one of those opposing Rawat, said sulking legislators had been seeking time from the Congress leadership for a while but never received a response.
“We are all set to form government. There is no question of joining the Congress camp and if Congress wants, it can extend support to us,” Sharma told in a telephonic interview, saying their government would be formed without members of the Progressive Democratic Front (PDF), which includes BSP, UKD and independents.
Rawat, who was scheduled to meet party leadership in the Delhi on Monday, was directed to cancel his trip by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi to mitigate the situation in the state.
Thirty five BJP legislators, accompanied by the nine Congress MLAs, are expected to meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday to ask for the dismissal of the state government.