U'KHAND CRISIS

Guv asks Rawat to prove majority in Assembly by March 28

PTI3_19_2016_000036B Rebel Congress MLAs, a BSP legislator and the representatives of BJP after meeting the governor of Uttarakhand K.K. Paul at his residence in Dehradun | PTI
  • The governor's directive is being viewed as a breather to Rawat government which is in the middle of a constitutional crisis with as many as nine party MLAs raising a banner of revolt against it.

Uttarakhand Governor Krishna Kant Paul today asked Chief Minister Harish Rawat to prove majority on the floor of the state Assembly by March 28 in the wake of the political crisis triggered by a rebellion in the ruling Congress.

In a letter to Rawat, the governor has asked him to prove his majority in the state Assembly by March 28, a top Raj Bhavan official said.

The letter has been dispatched to the Chief Minister who also has an appointment with the Governor this evening, he said.

The governor's directive is being viewed as a breather to Rawat government which is in the middle of a constitutional crisis with as many as nine party MLAs raising a banner of revolt against it and opposition BJP claiming that his government had been reduced to a minority in the assembly.

There have been claims and counter claims by both sides about enjoying a majority in the Assembly.

While BJP claims the support of 35 MLAs including nine rebel Congress legislators, Chief Minister Harish Rawat says he still enjoys a majority in the 70-member House as none of the so-called rebel MLAs has quit the party or the CLP.

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