Dehradun, Aug 25: Launching a scathing attack on Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, disqualified Rudraprayag MLA Harak Singh Rawat today alleged that the Chief Minister is 'playing into the hands of liquor mafia' in return for money.
He also alleged several irregularities in PWD tenders in CM's constituency Dharchula as several tenders have been awarded to Rawat's close aides. The mafia are calling the shots everywhere.
The chief minister and his entire machinery is playing into their hands. It is not surprising as liquor mafia are paying Rs 30 crore per month to the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) out of which Rs 20 crore goes to the chief minister and the rest to his advisors, said Harak who joined the BJP after revolting against Rawat along with eight other Congress MLAs.
He also leveled allegations against the Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal, saying that his daughter, son and son-in-law had all been given jobs in the Vidhan Sabha.
Talking to reporters after his return from a tour of Kumaon region where he addressed public meetings as part of BJPs ongoing 'Pardafash Rally,' Harak claimed his gatherings in CMs and Speakers constituencies received overwhelming response as people are 'totally fed up' with government's policies.