Uttarakhand Governor credits Sonia for appointment

   Apr 29, 7:50 pm

Bhopal, Apr 29(ANI): Newly appointed Governor of Uttarakhand and senior Congressman, Aziz Qureshi, today said that his appointment was a result of the blessings of the Congress chief, Sonia Gandhi. He was addressing media persons here. " The happiness is because the Congress party and our leader, Sonia Gandhi blessed me and placed her faith in me," the Governor said, adding that the prestige and the functions of the post "will be fully kept in mind. I will be totally impartial and act in a democratic manner," he said. Qureshi also added that the recent hue and cry against corruption was futile and it was almost impossible to totally wipe out the malaise. "Everyone will have to fight corruption on their own level. It can't go away so easily, even if Gods descend on earth " said Qureshi. Dismissing rumors that the Congress party was passing through a tough phase, Qureshi said that all major political parties were struggling because of lack of confidence. "Which party is in a good position? Be it the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the left parties or the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), there is a crisis of confidence in the all the parties," said Qureshi. In a close contest in last month's Assembly elections, Congress had managed only 32 seats, one more than BJP in the 70-member legislature. However, the Congress party claimed the support of three independent candidates, three BSP legislators and one member from the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD), barely crossing the halfway mark of 35 seats. (ANI)

Another Babbar Khalsa 'member' sent to police custody till May 30 May 26, 4:05 pm
Ludhiana (Punjab), May 26 (ANI): The Ludhiana district courts on Thursday sent alleged Babbar Khalsa International member Mandeep Singh in police custody till May 30.
Full Story
Lobsang Sangay to be sworn-in as exiled Tibetan PM tomorrow May 26, 4:05 pm
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), May.26 (ANI): Political leader of Tibetans-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, will be sworn in as Prime Minister of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala on Friday.
Full Story
Arrested Babbar Khalsa International terrorist given six days remand (with correction) May 26, 3:30 pm
Amritsar (Punjab), May 26 (ANI): A local court in Punjab's Nawanshahr district on Thursday gave six-day police remand to suspected Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Arvinder Singh.
Full Story
'Irrelevant' Congress trying to instill fear in minds of people: Gadkari May 26, 3:19 pm
New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday alleged that the Congress, which has lost its relevance as a major political party, is trying to instill fear in the minds of the people by indulging in vote bank politics and unwarranted criticism of the government.
Full Story
Comments