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Revolt erupts in Uttarakhand as Harish Rawat denied CM post

Caste grievances come to the fore

NEW DELHI: Congress’s victory in Uttarakhand soured on Tuesday with a full blown revolt threatening the brand new government of Vijay Bahuguna. Bahuguna’s hasty swearing in as chief minister was marred by the absence of 24 party MLAs. Just eight party MLAs attended it. Most of those who stayed away did so in support of senior leader Harish Rawat’s protest against his candidature bring overlooked. [more]