Dehradun, May 20 UNI | 2 months ago

The Uttarkhand BJP president today asserted that the ''desperate attempts by Chief Minister Harish Rawat to save his government would not pay in the long run and the government would fall due to its own actions."

The BJP does not want to cause instability in the state but the internal upheaval in the state government made it clear that the chief minister was himself apprehensive about the fall of his government, State chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat said.

He was responding to the media query on dismissal of BJP leader Satpal Maharaj's wife Amrita Rawat from the Congress cabinet and swearing in Congress ally PDF member Dinesh Dhanai yesterday.

When asked whether now Satpal Maharaj, who caused a major jolt to the Congress by crossing over to BJP on poll eve, could try to openly damage the Rawat government, Mr Rawat asserted that BJP did not believe in the ''politics of subtraction and addition (jod-tod) or get power by hook or crook." However, the Congress government would fall on its own, sooner than later, he stressed.

(Posted on 20-05-2014)