UKD will not be pushed out of Uttarakhand govt: Khanduri

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Bhopal, Sep 23 (UNI) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Major-General (Retd) B C Khanduri today said that despite his Bharatiya Janata Party government enjoying a clear majority in the state, the alliance partner Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) would not be pushed out of the coalition.

The visiting leader was responding to media posers about reports that a section of his party wished to evict two UKD ministers from the council. Maj-Gen Khanduri is attending the BJP's three-day National Executive meet that concludes here today.

''The BJP entered into a written understanding with the alliance partner. However, no nonsense will be tolerated,'' the retired Army officer added.

The Chief Minister hinted that he was on the verge of elevating certain people to positions of chairpersons of corporations and boards.

The saffron party controls 36 seats in Uttarakhand's 70-member Assembly. One MLA is nominated. At the time of the Vidhan Sabha polls, the BJP captured 34 seats and formed the government with support of UKD and independents.

UNI

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