Rawat’s ‘Save Democ­racy’ Plank Against Dis­missal

‘If sting ops jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for sack­ing govts, then why no ac­tion against Ra­man govt; What about (in)fa­mous Guj sting’

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

New Delhi: Dis­lodged Ut­tarak­hand chief min­is­ter Har­ish Rawat has de­cided to launch a statewide ‘save democ­racy’ ag­i­ta­tion against “BJP’s and Cen­tre’s at­tempt to man­u­fac­ture a gov­ern­ment in the state through money and mus­cle power”.

Rawat has al­leged the BJP’s real plot was to prop up its gov­ern­ment in the state to im­ple­ment a “po­lar­is­ing agenda”in­Ut­tarakhandintherunup­tothe nex­t­elec­tions.Heal­soaskedtheCen­tre to ex­plain why it did not act against the Ra­man Singh regime of Ch­hat­tis­garh when there was a ‘sting op­er­a­tion’, which the Cen­tre cited to ar­gue there was break­down in con­sti­tu­tional pro­cesstodis­mis­s­theUt­tarakhan­dregime.

“I am seek­ing jus­tice from three quar­ters — the ju­di­ciary, gods and peo­ple of Ut­tarak­hand — against the un­demo­cratic and un­con­sti­tu­tional sack­ing of my gov­ern­ment. We are launch­ing a statewide ‘savedemoc­racy’ag­i­ta­tion­a­gain­st­theCen­tre and BJP’s at­tempt to man­u­fac­tureagov­ern­ment in the state. I am lead­ing­pady­a­trasan­dad­dress­ing­meet­ings all over the state,” said Rawat who reachedDel­hit­o­meet­se­nior­partylead­ers, in­clud­ing Rahul Gandhi.

Re­spond­ing to the BJP claims that the Cen­tre­would­in­ves­ti­gateal­leged­scams in Ut­tarak­hand, Rawat told jour­nal­ists in New Delhi on Wed­nes­day: “BJP’s newfriendVi­jayBahugu­nawastheCM when the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion work was car­ried out and the Cen­tre may please probe the scam, if any. BJP al­leges a scam in min­ing li­cence dis­tri­bu­tion. I say please probe that too, since all the min­ingli­censew­ere­dis­tributed­dur­ing the ten­ure of Bahuguna and for­mer BJP CMs. The BJP also al­leges a scam in state mar­ket­ing de­part­ment tak­ing over liquor dis­tri­bu­tion in the state. It was another new friend of BJP, Harak Singh Rawat who was the min­is­ter in­charge of that as well.”

‘pady­a­tras and ad­dress­ing meet­ings all over the state’ against the im­po­si­tion of Pres­i­dent’s rule HAR­ISH RAWAT

bo­gus sting op­er­a­tion and its ve­rac­ity has been chal­lenged in the court: Rawat

BJP’s real plot was to prop up its govt in the state to im­ple­ment a po­lar­is­ing agenda in Ut­tarak­hand: Har­ish Rawat

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