Uttarakhand CM to be replaced before Feb 6

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Uttarakhand CM to be replaced before Feb 6
New Delhi, Jan 28: Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna may be replaced within a couple of days, say Congress sources. According to reports, many senior Congress leaders, including State Finance Minister Indira Hridayesh, State Agriculture Minister Harak Singh Rawat and Food Supply Minister Pritam Singh are in Delhi to discuss the issue. The decision is expected to be announced before February 6.

Sources say that Harish Rawat is ahead in the race and seems to be the main contender for CM's post. Finance Minister Indira Hridayesh has also made a claim for the top post. According to India TV, before heading for Delhi on Friday evening, she said, "Considering my long political experience, I am definitely a contender for the post. It will be beneficial for the state and the Congress."

Vijay Bahuguna's exit has been in the cards for sometime now. Sonia had received complaints about the Bahuguna government's "mishandling" of relief and rehabilitation operations in the wake of the disaster that hit the state early this year. Bahuguna had completely failed to deliver proper relief to the people of Uttarakhand. The party high command decided to take a decision without further delay after the party's poor performance in the recent assembly elections.

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