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UKD to reconsider support to BJP govt

Uttarakhand Kranti Dal, having three MLAs, on Wednesday threatened to reconsider its support to the BJP government, of which it is a constituent, in the wake of change of guard in the state.

india Updated: Jun 24, 2009 21:20 IST

Uttarakhand Kranti Dal, having three MLAs, on Wednesday threatened to reconsider its support to the BJP government, of which it is a constituent, in the wake of change of guard in the state.

Though BJP with 35 MLAs has a simple majority in the Assembly having an effective strength of 69, the party is likely to come under pressure if UKD withdraws support.

"UKD had extended its support to BJP for giving a stable government in the state but in view of the uncertainty prevailing due to the BJP's internal fighting, the party would reconsider its decision," UKD spokesman Satish Semwal said.

He said UKD was keeping a close watch on the political developments in the hill state, where one of its MLAs Diwakar Bhatt is a cabinet minister.

Ramesh Pokhriyal was today elected by BJP MLAs as their leader who will replace B C Khanduri who resigned from chief ministership owing moral responsibility for the defeat of the party at all the five Lok Sabha seats in the state.