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.
Centre tells SC, we will revoke President's rule in #Uttarakhand.
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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.