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Cong finally climbs up the hill

Rajeev Khanna, Indian Express
Sun May 17 2009

Dehradun: Converting the prevalent anti-incumbency mood to its advantage, the Congress swept the hills, winning all five seats. It was a major setback for the BJP that is in power in the state assembly and had campaigned primarily on the performance of the B.C. Khanduri-led government.

In Pauri, Khanduri’s home turf, the Congress’s Satpal Maharaj defeated the BJP’s Lt Gen TPS Rawat. Maharaj had earlier lost to Rawat in the 2008 by-poll. [more]