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BJP, Cong so near, yet so far

Who will form the government in Uttarakhand is as hazy as it is clear in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, Anupam Trivedi reports. Decisive factors | Celebration, missing, only calculation | Khanduri lost to internal politics, outsider plank

Khanduri lost to internal politics, outsider plank

The BJP, expecting a comeback in Uttarakhand, received a major jolt when chief minister BC Khanduri, who was brought back to office after a gap, lost from Kotdwar by more than 4,000 votes. Khanduri was earlier removed when the BJP lost all the five seats in Uttarakhand in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.

Magic figure missed, Cong, BJP hunt for partners

Newly elected Congress legislators in Uttarakhand on Wednesday passed a resolution requesting party president Sonia Gandhi to appoint leader of the legislative party.

Khanduri resigns as Uttarakhand CM

Uttarakhand chief minister BC Khanduri, who bit the dust in the state assembly election, on Wednesday resigned from the post.

Cong's new CM in U'khand in a day or two: Azad

With many claimants stalling the choice of chief ministership in Uttarakhand, the ball was today back in the court of AICC chief Sonia Gandhi to take a call as the party observers wrapped up their consultations with Congress and independent MLAs on the leadership issue.

BSP offers support to Cong in hill state

In a heartening development for the Congress in Uttarakhand, the three MLAs of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have offered “unconditional support” to help the party form the next government in the state.

Parade Ground to host new U'khand CM's swearing-in ceremony

The swearing-in ceremony of Congress MP Vijay Bahuguna as the new chief minister of Uttarakhand will be held on Tuesday at the Parade Ground in Dehradun.

Upset over not being made CM, Harish Rawat writes to Sonia

Union minister Harish Rawat today wrote to Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressing his displeasure over not being made the Uttarakhand chief minister. Rawat faction protests Bahaguna's nomination as CM

In touch with Cong men, doors open for all possibilities: BJP

Amid factional feud in Congress over the chief ministerial candidate in Uttarakhand, BJP today said it has kept its "doors open for all kinds of future possibilities" and is in touch with some Congress, BSP and independent leaders.

Uttarakhand challenger splits state Congress

As if the drubbing in the assembly elections was not enough, a revolt by 17 legislators over the appointment of the new Uttarakhand chief minister, Vijay Bahuguna, has added to the Congress’ woes. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi reports. The warriors

I'll win win trust vote: Bahuguna

Amid revolt by a section of his party Congress against him, Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna on Wednesday said he would win a trust vote and his government would complete its five-year term.

Uttarakhand crisis: 17 MLAs refuse to take oath

A day after union minister Harish Rawat showed some signs of reconciliation, the Congress again plunged into a political crisis in Uttarakhand on Thursday when 17 of its 32 legislators abstained from taking oath.

3 MLAs return, but crisis persists

Even as three more Congress legislators took oath in Uttarakhand on Friday, the political crisis triggered by a revolt over the appointment of Lok Sabha MP Vijay Bahuguna as the chief minister is far from over.

Talks on to defuse crisis in Uttarakhand: Bahuguna

The Congress high command is holding talks with the warring factions to defuse the crisis in the fledgling party-led government in Uttarakhand even as rebel leader Harak Singh Rawat rubbished media reports that he was offered the post of the deputy chief minister.

Uttarakhand: Harish Rawat wants pound of flesh

With the Congress firm on its choice of Vijay Bahuguna as Uttarakhand chief minister, a sulking Harish Rawat has forwarded a set of demands to the party leadership.
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