Congress wins Uttrakhand floor test: Harish Rawat returns as CM
The political drama in Uttarakhand has finally ended with the Congress winning the floor test under Supreme Court supervision. It thus paves the way for Congress government and Harish Rawats return as chief Minister
The Supreme court asked the Central government to revoke the President's rule in Uttarakhand as the Congress party won the floor test that had been conducted in the assembly. The court also said that Harish Rawat can take charge as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. The Congress got 33 while BJP had to contend with 28 votes respectively.
The Attorney General said the court that the government will repeal the president's rule in the state. The center has decided later to revoke the rule after an immediate cabinet meeting.
"We have decided to recommend revocation of President's rule in Uttarakhand, to President," said Venkaiah Naidu, Union minister.
"Harish Rawat won 33 votes in favour, and 28 against him," said KC Kaushik, lawyer of Harish Rawat. A delighted Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said that it is a win for democracy. "They did their worst,we did our best. Democracy won in Uttarakhand," said Gandhi.
He also said that Modi must learn a lesson from this. " People of this country and institutions built by our founding fathers won't tolerate the murder of democracy," Gandhi added.
Ahmed Patel, the Senior leader of Congress and Member of the Parliament, has responded that Uttarakhand taught BJP a bitter lesson. "No matter how hard they try they can neither intimidate Congress or subvert democracy. Even after trying every trick in the book to topple Opp states,Modi Sarkar has been brought to its knees.It is a victory for democracy," said Patel.