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Uttarakhand CM at centre of two scams

Poornima Joshi
India Today, New Delhi, November 21, 2010

The high-decibel campaign by the BJP against 2G licence allotment is in danger of getting seriously compromised not just by B. S. Yeddyurappa’s insistence in sticking to his chair in Karnataka, but also the spate of scandals surrounding Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

Besides the two major scandals – irregularities that pushed the CM to cancel as many as 56 hydro-electric projects and a PIL in the high court of Uttarakhand that accuses him of changing the land use of a 15-acre industrial plot worth Rs 400 crore and handing it over to a real estate developer for just Rs 3 crore in Rishikesh – a number of other allegations have completely eroded Nishank’s credibility. [more]