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Telegraph (2004.11.22): After-Tiwari debate in Cong

New Delhi, Nov. 21: With a little over two years to go before the Assembly elections, the Uttaranchal Congress felt it was time the high command effected a mid-course correction to salvage its waning prospects.

As speculation continued whether chief minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari would stay or be “honourably retired” with a governor’s job, the growing feeling in the state Congress was his successor should be someone who was an “integral part of the movement for a separate hill state” and not merely a nominee of Delhi. [more]