Uttarakhand High Court orders; MLAs can’t Vote, SC to consider appeal, Floor test tomorrow
Nine disqualified MLAs from Uttarakhand assembly vote on the floor test to be held tomorrow. The Uttarakhand High Court has dismissed plea filed by the rebel MLAs challenging their disqualification by the Assembly speaker. This is a big set back to the BJP. The rebel MLAs are approaching the Supreme Court. The apex court will take up the case today evening .
If the Supreme Court did not rule in favour of the rebel MLAs, that will mean the Harish Rawat government will have good chance to win the floor test.
BJP has accused the Speaker’s decision to disqualify the MLAs as un constitutional
“I am very optimistic that the legislators in the Uttarakhand state assembly would vote for democracy on May 10,” Rawat said last week, claiming that he enjoys the support of 34 legislators.
At present, the BJP has 28 MLAs, the Congress has 27, the BSP has two, there are three independent MLAs and one legislator of the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (P).
Congress enjoys the support of six MLAs of the Progressive Democratic Front (PDF) Nine MLAs are Congress rebels and one is a BJP rebel.
The Supreme Court had on Friday ordered that a floor test be conducted in the Uttarakhand Assembly on May 10 when Harish Rawat will seek a vote of confidence.