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Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank sacked as Uttarakhand CM

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by Hembo, Sep 10, 2011.

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  1. Hembo

    Hembo OLD MOD STAR MEMBER

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    Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank sacked as Uttarakhand CM
    Published: Saturday, Sep 10, 2011, 17:30 IST | Updated: Saturday, Sep 10, 2011, 18:03 IST
    Place: Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) | Agency: PTI

    The BJP top brass today held a meeting with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in Delhi and conveyed to him that he will have to step down in the wake of a series of alleged scams facing state the government.

    Sources said Pokhriyal's exit from the chief minister's post is imminent. The BJP Parliamentary Board had held a meeting on September 8 to discuss the party's prospects in Uttarakhand and the need for a change in leadership.

    It was decided that Pokhriyal would be replaced by former Uttarakhand Chief Minister BC Khanduri.

    Nishank may, however, be given an opportunity to go gracefully as the party does not want to ruffle any feathers ahead of the forthcoming Assembly elections.

    Unconfirmed sources said when the senior leaders apprised Pokhriyal of their decision, he offered to resign.

    Pokhriyal's performance was not upto the mark and the alleged cases of graft were affecting BJP's image in the hill state, the sources said.

    There were apprehensions that this could cost the party dear in the Assembly elections which are just a few months away.

    Other than BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, today's meeting was attended by leader of opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, her Rajya Sabha counterpart Arun Jaitley, senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh who is now given special charge of Uttarakhand elections, Dharmendra Pradhan and Thawar Chand Gehlot.

    Khanduri has the image of an honest, no-nonsense leader who commands a lot of respect among the retired defence personnel in Uttarakhand. The state sends a lot of young men to the defence forces and Khanduri, a former army official, is a natural leader for them.

    Another reason for bringing in Khanduri is that there were rumours that the sulking leader was planning to form another party. This would have taken away all the retired army personnel who form a major chunk of the BJP votebank.

    His close associate TPS Rawat, who was expelled from the party, is already wooing this votebank.

    BJP's plans include bringing back Rawat to the party fold and using Khanduri's services for this purpose.
     
  2. Star Wars

    Star Wars Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Good move by BJP.. I believe BJP is trying to completly reinvent itself into a rather more productive political party....
     
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  3. utraash

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    Good news ... but this is not enough he should be brought to book as he created Broker ship in every state dept. he misused many of his power.. he is emmmmm*********************f****************************k
     
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    :disagree:
     
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    Guynextdoor Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    BJP will lose both uttarakhan & Karnataka. Plus, I in't think it poosbile but even NM seems set for rocky elections.
     
  7. Bang Galore

    Bang Galore Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    It's easy to sack the chief minister. If the BJP had guts, they should have sacked everyone who were instrumental in removing B.C.Khanduri in the first place. Accountability for the CM but none for the central leadership?
     
  8. Karthic Sri

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    We should be happy atleast they are doing that and stop criticing the BJP for atleast trying to do something rather than come on national television,stoutly defend the accused and bad-mouth all others who demand accountability.

    Big things happen from small starts.
     
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