Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has sought the "advice" of the Congress 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 Congress leader and MP Satpal Maharaj, had given horticulture subsidy to her husband and son.
"Since the issue relates to a senior Congress 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.