Congress to bring privilege motion against Trivendra Singh Rawat over NH 74 scam

Congress to bring privilege motion against Trivendra Singh Rawat over NH 74 scam

Congress Party on Saturday said that it will bring a privilege motion against Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat in the Uttarakhand Assembly for “going back” on his promise of a CBI probe into the NH74 scam. Referring to the CM’s statement in the state assembly where he assured the House of a CBI probe into the scam, Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly Indira Hridayesh said that Rawat had “misled” the assembly on the issue.

“More than three months have passed since the CM recommended a CBI probe into the scam but the Centre continues to drag its feet over the issue and the CM is watching helplessly despite announcing in the state assembly during its last session that a CBI inquiry into the scam was certain,” Hridayesh said, reported PTI.

Accusing the chief minister of misleading the state assembly and breaching a promise he had made to the people of the state, Haridayesh said her party will bring a privilege motion against Rawat when the next session of the state assembly is convened for not honouring his commitment.

Notably, the senior Congress leader who represents Haldwani seat in the state assembly had vehemently raised the issue during its last session in June accusing the state government as well as the Centre of shying away from a CBI probe into the scam as “big” people were involved in it.

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