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Updated: August 29, 2009 12:52 IST

Khanduri takes complaint to RSS chief

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Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister B.C. Khanduri. File photo: Subhav Shukla
Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister B.C. Khanduri. File photo: Subhav Shukla

After criticising the BJP leadership for removing him from the post of Uttarakhand Chief Minister, B.C. Khanduri on Saturday met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and is understood to have aired his grievances.

Mr. Khanduri, who has been sulking ever since he was forced to resign after the Lok Sabha poll drubbing despite his claims of having the support of a majority of MLAs, is understood to have discussed the issue with Mr. Bhagwat.

The former Chief Minister has written a letter to party President Rajnath Singh in which he is understood to have criticised his removal even before proper analysis of the results.

Though Mr. Khanduri claimed to enjoy the support of 24 of the 35 BJP MLAs in Uttarakhand, he was held responsible for BJP’s failure to win even one of the five Lok Sabha seats in the State.

Mr. Khanduri, who had described as “unfortunate” the current developments in the party, is also understood to have discussed with Mr. Bhagwat the present crisis in BJP.

Top VHP leader Ashok Singhal also held a meeting with Mr. Bhagwat at the RSS office here.

Mr. Singhal is understood to have discussed the bickering in the BJP at the meeting which VHP sources described as “routine”.

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