Uttarakhand Floor Test: Harish Rawat, others reach Assembly; proceedings begin

Dehradun: Amidst political turmoil in Uttarakhand, a floor test will be carried out in the state’s assembly today, following which it will be ascertained as to whether ex-Congress Chief Minister Harish Rawat still enjoys majority or not. To prove his majority, Rawat needs a minimum 32 members. Also, for two hours now, President Rule has been removed.

Reports are that the rebel MLAs will not be allowed to participate in the floor test. The floor test will be administered by the Principal Secretary (Legislative Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs) in Uttarakhand.

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Heavy security has been deployed and the media has been kept away from the Assembly during the floor test. Also, none of the lawmakers and officials has been allowed to carry mobile phones inside the assembly.

A political crisis hit the state after the nine MLAs of Congress rebelled during a debate over the Appropriation Bill on March 18. Following which the Speaker disqualified the nine MLAs and President Rule was imposed in the state.

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Rawat who is very confident on getting majority said, “God is with us, we will win floor test today.”