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BJP Held Our MLAs Captive: Congress Delegation Tells President

Congress delegation that met President Pranab Mukherjee has claimed that the BJP is indulging in horse-trading.

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Congress delegation meets President Pranab Mukherjee. (Photo: PTI)

A delegation of senior Congress leaders on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee and discussed the political crisis in Uttarakhand. The delegation accused the BJP and the central government of dismantling opposition governments in states, especially those ruled by the Congress.

We apprised the president of the situation in Uttarakhand and that how BJP with help of central government has been trying to dismantle opposition governments in the states especially Congress-ruled states
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress leader

The delegation also comprised AK Antony, Motilal Vora, Ambika Soni, Ahmed Patel and Kapil Sibal.

Azad also alleged that in Uttarakhand, Congress leaders, who are now in Bharatiya Janata Party fold, were held captive by the BJP.

“We informed the president that the BJP people took the Congress leaders into their bus without their consent and presented them before Governor KK Paul. Our MLAs have been held captive by them,” he said.

He claimed that the BJP with the help of the central government is now putting pressure on the governor to advance the date fixed by him.

The governor has asked Chief Minister Harish Rawat to prove his majority on 28 March but the BJP with the help of the Centre is now putting pressure on the governor to prepone the date fixed to prove majority. 
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress leader

Azad also claimed that Rawat will prove the majority on the floor of the house.

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