Congress complains to president of BJP ‘horse-trading’

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) A delgation of senior Congress leaders on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee and accused the BJP and the central government of dismantling opposition governments in states, especially those ruled by the Congress.

“We apprised the president of 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,” Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters after the meeting.

The delegation also comprised A.K. 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 K.K. 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 March 28 but the BJP with the help of centre are now putting pressure on governor to prepone the date fixed to prove the majority,” he said.

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

–Indo-Asian News Servicce

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