The Uttarakhand Congress accused the BJP and the Centre of using the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to carry out a sting operation against former chief minister Harish Rawat in order to prepare the ground to impose President’s rule in the state.
State Congress president Kishor Upadhyay on Wednesday said using AAI at Dehradun airport for the sting operation was a breach of security of the “strategically important institution”. He said the Congress will register an objection with AAI and question how electronic gadgets were allowed inside the airport.
“Airport Authority of India should have taken notice of the facts and lodged its complaint against the Centre. How did they allow a sting operation inside the core area of airport? It is a serious breach of security at the airport.
Dehradun Airport is nearest airport to the Indo-China border. If that can happen at the airport it can also take place at other defence and intelligence installations,” Upadhyay said.
Upadhyay said the party is expecting to get the sting CD from the governor soon and it will shown to the public. “The first public show of the CD will be done by the Congress in front of Mahatma’s Gandhi’s statue at Gandhi Park. After that,0 it will be shown in 200 other places across the state to let people of Uttarakhand judge the real culprits themselves. The Congress will go by the people’s verdict on the CD, not by the Centre or BJP’s,” he said.
The Congress chief also asked the governor how the nine Congress rebel legislators were allowed to profess their status as sitting MLAs despite their disqualification from the House. “Even the governor’s formal communications and releases mention the rebels as MLAs. It should be stopped immediately. We will take up the matter with the governor” he said.