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CBI questions Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

Video showed Rawat offering money to rebel Congress MLAs to win their support

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Publish Date: May 24 2016 12:39PM | Updated Date: May 24 2016 12:39PM

CBI questions Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

 CBI began questioning Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday, in an alleged political horse-trading case, in the wake of a "sting" video showing him offering bribes to buy MLAs support in the state assembly.

 
Rawat reached the CBI office in national capital around 11.15 a.m. and his questioning began a little later, an official said.
 
The "sting operation" video showed Rawat offering money to rebel Congress MLAs to win their support ahead of a March 28 floor test in the 70-member Uttarakhand house. The floor test never happened as the state came under President's Rule a day earlier.
 
The video was released on March 26 by nine Congress legislators who had rebelled against Rawat's government.