Corruption allegations: U’khand CM asks Harish Rawat to disclose thriller of ‘friendship with blackmailer’ : The Tribune India

Dehradun, October 30

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Friday reiterated the state authorities’s dedication to combat corruption and requested AICC common secretary Harish Rawat to disclose the thriller behind his sudden “friendship” with somebody whom he had as soon as known as a “blackmailer and stingbaj”.

His response has come after the Supreme Courtroom put a keep on an order of the Uttarakhand Excessive Courtroom quashing an FIR in opposition to journalist Umesh Sharma and asking the CBI to probe into corruption fees levelled by him in opposition to the chief minister.

“I wish to ask Harish Rawat ji when a sting operation was finished on him he (journalist Umesh Sharma) was a blackmailer and a stingbaj for him. How come you might be pals with the identical man? Unravel the thriller. Don’t conceal it or individuals will unravel it themselves,” he informed reporters in reply to a query.

Sharma had allegedly carried out a sting operation on Harish Rawat in 2016 through which he was purportedly proven negotiating a deal to purchase the help of insurgent MLAs to avoid wasting his authorities.

The excessive court docket’s order has prompted Congress leaders within the state, together with Harish Rawat, to demand the chief minister’s resignation on ethical grounds.    

The chief minister mentioned his resolve to combat corruption stays as sturdy as ever and can stay so until the tip of his five-year tenure.

“All mafia and corrupt components are attempting to assault the federal government collectively however our resolve to combat corruption stays intact. We gained’t budge on our coverage on corruption until the tip of the five-year tenure,” he mentioned. — PTI

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