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A temporary reprieve for the Congress

IT WASN’T easy to reach the magic figure of 36 seats in the 70-member Uttarakhand Assembly, but for the Congress, the victory turned sour too soon, threatening the brand-new government of Vijay Bahuguna. The party was faced with a strong rebellion when senior leader Harish Rawat made it clear that he would not give up his claim on chief ministership. [more]