Uttarakhand: SC declares Congress as the winner; Harish Rawat to return as the Chief Minister

| Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 14:24
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Uttarakhand: SC declares Congress the winner

Uttarakhand: The Supreme Court has, on Wednesday, declared Congress as the winner in the crucial Uttarakhand floor test result. In the floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly yesterday, Congress had claimed victory securing 34 votes while BJP bagged 28 votes.

In India’s constitutional history, the courts have never had to step in on the functioning of a legislature. It was, hence, an unprecedented vote in the sense it was being directly supervised by the Supreme Court.


The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that it will revoke President’s Rule in the state, later today. The results of the floor test were handed over to the Supreme Court in a sealed cover, Wednesday morning. Harish Rawat had 33 votes in his favour. 
The Congress, literally exultant after winning the floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly, is now considering whether it should call for an early election in the State. The party had challenged the imposition of President’s rule in the State without allowing for a floor test.
Elections are due in the state early next year.

Uttarakhand had plunged into a political crisis when nine Congress legislators, including former chief minister Vijay Bahuguna, revolted against their government during a debate over an Appropriation bill on March 18 during the Budget Session of the Assembly.

Thereafter, the Speaker had disqualified all nine congress rebels under Anti-Defection law, hours after the President's rule was imposed in the state on March 27.



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I am not a Lawer, but the judgement of Supreme Court is out of my understanding. First there was a vote on the financial bill on the floor of the house, where 9 rebel MLA of Congress voted against the RAWAT govt. The bill was defeated, which means the Govt was defeated on the floor of the house & the govt was reduced to minority and govt has fallen. However the Supreme Court says there must be a fresh vote of confidence but disqualifies the 9 MLA. Which means the Supreme accepts the govt was defeated on the floor of the house but also says there was no floor test. each and every lay men of India are unable to understand what the Supreme Court is telling? That too men who call themselves as top quality experts inlaw telling contridiction Judgement. Shame.

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