Former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat will not travel to Delhi on Monday to appear before Central Bureau of Investigation for questioning in CD sting matter. He was summoned by the agency on Thursday.
Mr Rawat said he has sought more time from the CBI.
“I hope that the agency will understand our practical problems and will provide us more time. I have clearly said I will present myself before CBI and will provide them whatever information they ask for,” he told reporters.
The inquiry was registered on the recommendation of the state government and the notification was issued by the Centre. The state is under President's rule.
On the other hand BJP is leaving no stone unturned to ensure doiwnfall of Harish Rawat and also Congress in the state.
The saffron party on Sunday asserted that it will form government in Uttarkhand after May 10, claiming that a new sting video showed that ousted Chief Minister Harish Rawat has lost the support of Congress MLAs and he was bound to lose the trust vote on Tuesday.
"If they think that by giving money, they will save the floor then they are wrong. On tenth, the majority will go against Congress and the new government will be formed by BJP," party leader Bhagat Singh Koshyari told reporters.
Terming Rawat's conduct as "shameful", he said that Congress is performing its "last rites" in the state as they have kept a leader who is "insulting his own party".
(with PTI Inputs)