Published On : Tue, May 10th, 2016

Even before Uttarakhand result, Rawat says thanks, we’ve won

Harish Rawat
Political tensions in Uttarakhand ran high today morning ahead of the crucial floor test in the assembly to ascertain if ousted chief minister Harish Rawat enjoys a legislative majority.

Here are the latest developments in the story

  • Hope clouds of uncertainty over state will disappear and things will be clearer tomorrow: Harish Rawat
  • I thank SC, democratic forces, people of Uttarakhand and gods. Uttarakhand will be victorious tomorrow: Harish Rawat
  • Harish Rawat has won trust vote, claims BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi
  • Tomorrow SC will open the sealed envelope. Voting happened by the way of ‘raising hands’: Teerath Singh Rawat,BJP
  • Uttarakhand floor test over, Supreme Court to receive result in sealed cover tomorrow
  • Uttarakhand floor test proceedings conclude in Uttarakhand Assembly.
  • Uttarakhand Government formation: Harish Rawat’s floor test begins.
  • The Speaker explains the rules to the members about how the voting will take place.
  • All those supporting Harish Rawat will sit on the Treasury bench. All those opposing him will sit on the opposite side.
  • Once the motion is called, all those supporting Harish Rawat will be asked to raise their hands.
  • Following which, all those opposing him will be asked to raise their hands.
  • Each vote will be counted and documented. The entire process will also be videographed.
  • President’s Rule temporarily lifted for two hours in Uttarakhand as proceedings for floor test begin in assembly.
  • Our party will vote in favour of Congress in Uttarakhand, reports of deal with BJP are false: Mayawati.
  • Congress MLA Rekha Arya reaches Uttarakhand assembly with BJP MLAs ahead of the crucial floor test.
  • Harish Rawat reaches Uttarakhand Assembly ahead of the crucial floor test today.
  • BJP MLAs meet ahead of the floor test in Uttarakhand.
  • Heavy security deployment outside Uttarakhand Assembly ahead of floor test.

The floor test is being conducted under the supervision of the Supreme Court. Uttarakhand has been under President’s Rule since March 27 when the Congress government was dismissed by the central government citing misgovernance in the state.

The 70-member Uttarakhand assembly has been reduced to only 62 — including one nominated member — after the Supreme Court upheld the disqualification of nine Congress rebel legislators. The halfway mark to majority is 31. The Congress has 27 members and the BJP 28. There are six from the PDF. Their vote would be crucial for Rawat to win the vote.

Both BJP and Congress claim the support of two BSP legislators. But the party has maintained its suspense over whom to support. Senior Uttar Pradesh leader of the BSP, Naseem-ud-din Siddiqui, was in Uttarakhand on Monday.