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Pact with BJP proved ‘suicidal’ for UKD

The story of the UKD is the story of the Uttarakhand movement which has collapsed due to its on unsurmountable factionalism and contradictions. Will new entities like URM and UPP pick up the slack, while old stalwarts like the CPI return to the fore in resistance to the moribund and corrupt political order?

(Tribune, December 29): The demise of the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) as a political entity and the freezing of “chair” as the party symbol by the Election Commission of India (ECI) encapsulates the suicidal journey on which the party leadership had taken it on since the creation of the state. [more]