File Photo: Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat.
Accusing Harish Rawat and Govind Singh Kunjwal violating the Constitution, BJP on Monday claimed if a CBI inquiry is launched into the happenings of the state Assembly on March 18 in the wake of a crisis in the House neither of them would be able go scot-free.
Charging Speaker Mr Kunjwal with forgeting his constitutional responsibilities and acting as a "political tool" in the hands of Harish Rawat, state BJP President Ajay Bhatt said, he doctored Assembly documents at the former chief minister's behest in the dead of night to suit his political ends.
"If a CBI inquiry is ordered, both of them will be in the dock," Mr Bhatt told at a press conference.
"Rawat-Kunjwal duo violated the Constitution and Rules of Conduct of Business of the House. Neither of them can stand scrutiny, " Mr Bhatt said.
Hitting back at Mr Rawat for holding Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah responsible for the political crisis in Uttarakhand, the BJP leader said, "What an irony."
"Is the man visible in the sting CD, Modi or Amit Shah? Forensic lab has tested the CD and certified its authenticity.
I fail to understand the logic behind targeting BJP leaders for the chinks in your own armour," he said.
BJP will stake claim to form a government in Uttarakhand, Mr Bhatt said.
"We are ready to do anything for the people of the state. We are ready to stake claim to form government if they so wish and even go to polls," he said.
Mr Bhatt also challenged Mr Kunjwal's authority to disqualify rebel Congress MLAs from the membership of the House after the imposition of President's Rule in the state, alleging that by doing so he had shown disrespect towards the constitutional post.
"The hearing on disqualification notices to MLAs which was underway at Vidhan Bhawan should have been immediately stopped after President's Rule was imposed. By carrying on the hearing, Kunjwal has shown disprespect to the President's office," he said.