Governor Asks Rawat to Prove Majority in Assembly by March 28

Governor Krishna Kant Paul today asked Chief Minister Harish Rawat to prove majority on the floor of the state Assembly.

Published: 19th March 2016 07:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th March 2016 07:53 PM   |  A+A-


DEHRADUN: 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.

Uttarakhand CM Rawat Claims Majority in Assembly

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 e 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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