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Rawat seeks Cong advice on 'subsidy scam'

Shishir Prashant  |  Dehradun 

Uttarakhand Chief Minister has sought the "advice" of the high command, as the party is facing onslaught from the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has been demanding a CBI probe and removal of Cabinet Minister Amrita Rawat, over an alleged 'subsidy scam'.

Amrita, the wife of senior leader and MP Satpal Maharaj, had given horticulture subsidy to her husband and son.

"Since the issue relates to a senior leader, the CM was seeking the advice of the party high command," said sources. The state horticulture department, which Amrita was heading, gave huge financial assistance to her family members to set up polyhouses for horticulture cultivation.

Although Amrita admitted that the subsidy was given to her husband and son, she claimed no norms were violated.

First Published: Thu, February 20 2014. 20:16 IST