Harish Rawat claims to win the trust vote on May 10

RSTV Bureau
A Congress delegation coming out from secretariat after meeting Governor of Uttarakhand in Dehradun. Photo-PTI

A Congress delegation coming out from secretariat after meeting Governor of Uttarakhand in Dehradun.
Photo-PTI

Two days before Uttarakhand Assembly goes for the floor test, Former Chief Minister of the state Harish Rawat on Sunday claimed that he will prove majority. He also said that two bureaucrats are being blackmailed so that he fails to prove the majority.

“We will prove our majority on the floor of the house.  “I’ve decided that after result of May 10, we’ll wage a war against blackmailers,” said Rawat.

Congress leader Harish Rawat, whose government was ousted following imposition of President’s rule, will seek a vote of confidence on May 10 following a direction of the Supreme Court.

BJP leader Kailash Vijayavargiya on slammed the former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Rawat saying that the Congress leader could go any extent to save his chair.

“Harish Rawat can go to any extent to save his chair, he is buying his own MLAs,” he said while reacting to Rawat’s statement.

Ending the political impasse in the hill state of Uttarakhand, the Supreme Court of India on Friday ordered a floor test in the assembly on May 10.

Court allowed convening a special assembly session from 11 am to 1 pm on Tuesday, during which the floor test would take place. The apex court ordered to suspend the President’s Rule in the state for two hours on May 10 to facilitate the exercise.

FILE: Rebel Congress MLAs with a BSP legislator at Uttarkhand Governor KK Paul's residence in the state capital Deharadun on March 19, 2016.

FILE: Rebel Congress MLAs with a BSP legislator at Uttarkhand Governor KK Paul’s residence in the state capital Deharadun on March 19, 2016.

The court however, refused to allow the nine rebel Congress MLAs to participate in voting as appeal against their disqualification is pending before the Uttarakhand High Court.  The apex court was hearing the Centre’s petition challenging the revoking of President’s rule by the Uttarakhand High Court on Rawat’s plea.

Meanwhile, The Nainital High Court which is hearing the matter of the rebel MLA’s pronouncing its verdict on May 9 at 10 am.

On the other hand the government of India that promulgated an ordinance after invoking a president’s rule in Uttarakhand is planning to bring the Uttarakhand Budget for 2016-17 and table Uttarakhand Appropriation (Vote on Account) Bill, 2016 on Monday.

After laying the Uttarakhand Budget for 2016-17 on the table in the Lok Sabha on Monday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely will move a Motion for suspension of Rule 205 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the House to enable discussion on the same day.