BJP To Send Defamation Notice To Uttarakhand Cong Chief

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Dehradun: BJP today said it will send a defamation notice to Uttarakhand Congress chief Kishore Upadhyay for accusing it of spending Rs 700 crore to lure Congress MLAs and toppling the state government.

A defamation notice is being served on the PCC chief for levelling an unfounded allegation against the BJP without producing any evidence, state BJP president Ajay Bhatt said in a statement here.

Upadhyay had accused the BJP of spending Rs 700 crore to “buy” Congress MLAs and dislodge the Harish Rawat government.

Bhatt urged the CBI to probe all the sting operations carried out against Rawat.

Praising Governor K K Paul for taking some “very good decisions” in public interest during President’s Rule, the BJP leader said the party will protest any attempt by Rawat government to reverse policy decisions taken during central rule.

“Apart from steps taken on the development front, the rule of the mining and liquor mafia in the state had been brought to an end under President’s Rule which was even welcomed by people in general.

“Policy decisions taken during President’s Rule should not be changed. If there is an attempt by Rawat government to reverse them, the party will protest it,” Bhatt said.

PTI

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