Uttarakhand High Court orders; MLAs can't Vote, SC to consider appeal, Floor test tomorrow
| Updated On: 2016-05-09 05:49:09.0 | Location :
Uttarkhand High Court's decision to dismiss rebel MLAs plea challenging their disqualification by the Assembly speaker is a severe blow to BJP
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.
Rawat had accused the NDA government and the BJP of indulging in "politics of blackmail" and creating "unrest" in the hill state. Rawat alleged that Congress MLAs are being threatened and their phones are being tapped by central agencies. Last day Rawat alleged that his phone are tapped by the central agencies. Harish Rawat is facing allegations of horse trading after a sting video allegedly showed him negotiating to bring back the rebel legislators
Centre government's order imposing presidential rule was quashed by the Uttarakhand High Court. But Supreme Court stayed the High Court order, which later ordered a floor test tomorrow
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.