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Uttarakhand Cong MLAs offered cash by BJP, report claims

Uttarakhand crisis MLAs money
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A news report claimed that two Uttarakhand Congress MLAs were allegedly offered ₹50 crore by the BJP to switch their allegiance. The two MLAs, Rajendra Bhandari and Jeet Ram revealed about such an alleged deal yesterday

“All sorts of lucrative offers, including cash up to ₹ 50 crore, ticket for a family member in the assembly elections and a Rajya Sabha seat, are being made to us by the BJP", the report quoted the two MLAs as saying.

These two leaders have expressed that they will remain with the Congress.

Reports suggest that 12 MLAs, including the deputy speaker Anusuya Prasad Maikhuri might join BJP.

Bhandari also revealed that the money offered has been increasing ever since the political crisis cropped up.

The Uttarakhand crisis has created a lot of uproar in the Parliament ever since it reassembled on 25 April for the budget session. The Supreme Court is going to hear Centre’s petition on the imposition of Article 356 in Uttarakhand today.

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