Former Uttarakhand Congress chief Upadhyay sacked from party posts

Upadhyay, a former industry minister in the election-bound state, is said to have been in touch with the BJP and some other rival parties

Former Uttarakhand Congress chief Upadhyay sacked from party posts

Kishor Upadhyay. Tribune file photo

Tribune News Service


New Delhi, January 12

Former Uttarakhand Congress president Kishor Upadhyay was on Wednesday sacked from all party posts for anti-party activities.

Upadhyay, a former industry minister in the election-bound state, is said to have been in touch with the BJP and some other rival parties of the Congress in Uttarakhand.

AICC in charge for Uttarakhand Devendra Yeah in a letter to Upadhyay accused him of holding parleys with other parties.

”Despite multiple warnings given to you personally, your conduct of indulging in anti-party activity continues unabated. You are therefore removed from all party positions, pending further action in the matter,” Yadav said in his letter to Upadhyay.

Yadav said the people of Uttarakhand were yearning for change and are waiting to throw out the “corrupt BJP government”.

“There is widespread anger with the maladministration, misgovernance and all round corruption aided and abetted by the BJP leadership. It is the solemn duty of each one of us to rise to the challenge and serve the Devbhumi of Uttarakhand as also its people.Sadly, you have been hobnobbing with BJP and other political parties with a view to undermine this fight and weaken the cause of the people,” Yadav accused Upadhyay in a letter to him.

The Congress just recently warded off a crisis in the state unit after placating former chief minister Harish Rawat who had taken to Twitter to say enough was enough.

Rahul Gandhi had to step in to pacify Rawat who was told he would lead the campaign and the chief minister face would be decided after the elections.

Rawat and other state leaders last week released the campaign song of the Congress in Uttarakhand titled “teen tigada kaam bigada” in a pun on the ruling BJP appointing three CMs in five years.

Uttrakhand will vote in a single phase on February 14 with Punjab and Goa.

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