With the Uttarakhand Assembly set to witness a crucial floor test on May 10, a new crisis has risen for former chief minister Harish Rawat in the form of a fresh sting video, which allegedly shows Congress MLA Madan Singh admitting to horse-trading.
“Your brother has this much guts to get money out of him (Harish Rawat). I have got them (Congress MLAs) the money and this conversation is between us… I have got the MLAs 25 lakh each.
This was given just for the sake of kharcha paani (personal expenditure),” Bisht is seen saying in the video.
“The MLAs haven’t demanded the money. I haven’t taken a penny, you can ask Harish Rawat. I told him I won’t take money, give it to poor MLAs. 12 MLAs were paid. I told Harish Rawat to give the money to the MLAs,” he added.
Umesh Kumar, the editor-in-chief of Samachar Plus, who released the sting said the new video is in continuation with the old sting that shows which legislator has received how much amount of money.
“They themselves are Harish Rawat supporters and they had Cabinet ranks. This sting proves that Horse trading is continuing in Uttarakhand and will counter Former Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s claims that there is no horse trading going on in Uttarakhand,” he added.
Meanwhile, BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiyaand who is camping in the Uttarakhand, said former chief minister Rawat can go to any extent to save his chair.
“Harish Rawat can go to any extent to save his chair, he is buying his own MLAs,” he said.