Dehradun, 12 Jun 2007
A week after Congress MLA Lt Gen T P S Rawat quit his Dhumakot seat and joined the BJP, Uttarakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri today indicated that he might contest from the seat to enter the Assembly.
“I cannot say that yet. But you may draw conclusion in this regard,” Khanduri told reporters when asked whether he would contest from Dhumakot constituency by-poll.
Khanduri, who is not an MLA, must contest within six months as per Constitutional requirements. He assumed office of Chief Minister on March 8 this year.
Khanduri government is completing 100 days in office on June 15 and has planned to celebrate it in a big way.
He said the functions would be organised on government as well as party level.
Referring to achievements, Khanduri said his government would give priority to mini hydel projects with the capacity to generate 6 – 100 MW power since the run-of-the river projects were creating problems.
“We don’t want that our rivers should remain underground,” he said.
In the run-of-the-river projects, rivers generally pass through long tunnels.
Khanduri expressed concern over the recent high school results of the state-run board examination saying he has asked the education officials to take necessary steps to improve the results.
On corruption, he said his government has taken certain steps which has clearly sent a message that he was against corruption.
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