CM Maj Gen (retd) B.C. Khanduri seems like the BJP’s only card in Uttarakhand. He spoke to Outlook about the party’s prospects. Excerpts:
You’re fighting ‘anti-incumbency’ despite becoming CM only six months ago! How tough is this election?
All elections are tough. Particularly in a small state like Uttarakhand, where the constituencies are very small and there are many aspirants. Then we have geographical problems, hills, plains, semi-plains. Also, as CM I didn’t get adequate time to prepare. But anyway, I have done whatever could be done.