Dehradun: Giving an ultimatum to Vijay Bahuguna government, Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) president Trivendra Panwar said that we will withdraw the support if the consensus does not arrive at the eight points to be discussed with the Chief Minister in February Last.

Addressing the media persons on Monday, Trivendra Panwar alleged that the Congress is not following coalition dharma. Panwar said that the UKD will raise the issue of declaring the year 1950 as the cut-off date for domiciles in Uttarakhand and implementation of article 371 in the state.

Lashing out at UKD minister Pritam Singh Panwar, the party president said that minister never presented the party’s views in the cabinet meeting.
The UKD will focus on gram panchayat and local bodies elections in the state, said the party chief, adding that it will fulfill the aspirations of people.

Interestingly, Vijay Bahuguna government enjoys a water-thin majority in the assembly. In the last assembly polls in 2012, the Congress won 32 seats, while the BJP registered victory on 31 seats. The UKD bagged 1seat.

After Vijay Bahuguna’s victory in Sitarganj by-poll, the Congress tally increased to 33, while the BJP slipped to 30.

However, the withdrawal of support by UKD is unlikely to affect the stability of Bahuguna government as the Congress has 33 seats in the 70-member House. It also enjoys the support of 3 BSP MLAs and some Independents.

Several other leaders including working president AP Juyal, general secretary Harish Pathak and spokesperson Shailesh Guleri were present on the occasion.

JPN/Bureau

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