Uttarakhand crisis: No relief from Supreme Court for Congress rebel MLAs

| Monday, May 9, 2016 - 17:14
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday did not provide any relief to the disqualified MLAs. As per the apex court’s order, disqualified MLAs would not be allowed to participate in the floor test for the Uttarakhand Assembly tomorrow. 
The next hearing will take place on July 12.
The nine rebel Congress MLAs had moved the Supreme Court after the Uttarakhand High Court dismissed a plea challenging their disbarment from the State Assembly earlier in the day, moments after the High Court pronounced its order.
Earlier, former Chief Minister Harish Rawat had accused the NDA government and the BJP of indulging in "politics of blackmail" and creating "unrest" in the state. He also alleged that Congress MLAs are being threatened.
Meanwhile, the former CM faced allegations of horse-trading after a purported sting video allegedly showed him negotiating to bring back the rebel legislators. Rawat vehemently denied the allegations and said that the sting’s CDs were doctored.
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.

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