Source: News Bharati English11 May 2016 08:43:21
New Delhi, May 11: The Supreme Court today will declare the result of the crucial floor test at 10.30 am which was held in Uttarakhand Assembly yesterday. Harish Rawat-led Congress government sought a vote of confidence in the assembly yesterday following an apex court order. Soon after the floor test in Dehradun, Rawat claimed that his government has won the vote of confidence.Congress sources claimed Rawat has won the trust vote with the support of 33 lawmakers. With nine Congress rebels barred from voting, the strength of the 71-member assembly was 62. Sources said that 28 MLAs voted for the BJP. President's Rule was lifted in the state for a few hours for the trust vote.
Only MLAs eligible to vote and observers appointed by the Supreme Court were allowed in the assembly. According to media agencies, the proceedings were video-graphed and the result of the voting will be placed before the Supreme Court tomorrow in a sealed cover.
Senior most member of Vijay Bahuguna Cabinet, Indira Hridayesh, today said,”33 members who were on our side cast their votes.Want to thank PDF,BSP,UKD: Indira Hridayesh, Congress after floor test”.
The Uttarakhand Assembly has 71 members, out of which 27 belong to the Congress, excluding the nine rebels. BJP has 28 members, while there are six from other parties. Ousted Chief Minister Harish Rawat needs support of 32 members for claiming majority in the Assembly.
Centre had imposed President's rule in the state on March 27, arguing that Harish Rawat government lost majority when nine rebel Congress MLAs voted against the state government's annual budget. Supreme Court, on Monday, confirmed the Uttarakhand High Court order barring nine rebel Congress MLAs from voting in the trust vote. They were disqualified by the Speaker a day before the Centre imposed President's Rule in Uttarakhand on March 27.