Shah in Harid­war Amid Ut­tarak­hand Cri­sis

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

Shah­spokeof the­ef­forts­made­bythe Cen­tre and Ma­ha­rash­tra govern­ment to de­velop a me­mo­rial there.

Shah’ pres­ence in Hardi­war now is seen as po­lit­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant in view


of theAssem­bly­pollsinUt­tarak­hand andUP.“It’sgoodtha­tour­par­typres­i­dent is try­ing to send out a pos­i­tive mes­sage­toSCvot­ers­fromHarid­war,” a BJP leader said. The re­li­gious town has good pop­u­la­tion of SCs.

Although, it was Shah’ first visit to Ut­tarak­hand af­ter the im­po­si­tionof Pres­i­dent’ Rule, he did not men­tion any­thing about the po­lit­i­cal cri­sis in the state. His pres­ence is also a re­flec­tion of Ma­haraj’ po­lit­i­cal im­por­tance in cur­rent sit­u­a­tion. The Congress MLAs, who are con­sid­ered close to Ma­haraj,havestill­not­de­fect­ed­toBJP.

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