New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday summoned Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat for questioning over the ‘sting’ row. The CBI has asked the Uttarakahnd CM to appear in front of it on Tuesday. This is the third summon CBI has sent to the Harish Rawat.
Rawat said that he had requested the CBI to come to Uttarakhand for questioning but it (CBI) didn’t accept his request. He is now going to New Delhi.
“CBI didn’t accept my request, so I’ll be going to Delhi, will co-operate with them”, Harish Rawat said.
According to the sting done by a local journalist of Uttarakhand, Rawat is seen offering bribe to some breakaway MLAs to bring them back to support the Congress party during the test vote. Rawat however has maintained his innocence and termed the whole episode a conspiracy to tarnish his image.
The Centre revoked President’s rule from Uttarakhand on May 11 after Harish Rawat proved his majority on the floor of the House. The Congress won by a margin of 33-28 in the floor test that took place on May 10.
The nine Congress rebels were barred from voting in the 71-member assembly.