Dehradun/New Delhi: Days after the Congress high command chose Vijay Bahuguna over Harish Rawat as the Uttarakhand Chief Minister, the crisis of power in the hill state still continues.

The new Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Friday met UPA president Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath in order to resolve the ongoing unrest within the state party line.

Notably, fourteen MLAs of its 32 legislators had refused to take oath due to which Bahuguna is now faced with a herculean task of saving his government in the trust vote in the House, slated for March 26. These legislators owing allegiance to Rawat appear determined to bring down the Congress government in the state.

According to the sources, angry legislators didn’t allow Rawat to attend the Parliament on Thursday and demanded him to give up all ministerial responsibilities.

In the House of 70, the Congress could manage only 32 seats which was not enough to form a government. However, it sought support of three MLAs each of the BSP and independent and one from the UKD party.

(JPN/Bureau)