March 19: With Congress government in Uttarakhand plunging into crisis, the party on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah of seeking to destabilise non-BJP governments through lure of money and political power.
Congress chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala said the party is “not scared” by the conspiracy and would deliberate on all legal, political and constitutional steps to shake off the challenge to the government. He said if need be, the Harish Rawat government is ready to prove its majority in the Assembly.
“The duo of Modi and Shah are infamous for forcible eviction of elected governments in this country. Elected government are being destabilised by a sinister conspiracy. After Arunachal Pradesh, it is Uttarakhand,” Surjewala told reporters.
He said BJP was resorting to such actions in the backdrop of poll debacle in Delhi followed by in Bihar which has “convinced” the ruling party at the Centre that it would not come to power in any state through popular vote.
“Is this the Modi culture of politics of transparency and accountability to lure away legislators…bypassing all constitutional norms?” he said.
Surjewala’s remarks came close on the heels of BJP claiming a majority in Uttarakhand Assembly claiming support of rebel Congress MLAs and should be invited to form the government as the incumbent Congress dispensation has been reduced to a minority.