The attempt can be seen as a potential threat to the Harish Rawat Government.
Congress’ state party vice president Jot Singh Bisht said that it has been a habit of BJP to indulge in such petty politics. It has always been trying to negotiate with some of the Congress MLAs.
“Since the BJP led central government have come to power, there has been a cut in fund supply to UK’s Harish Rawat Government, they are deliberately trying to make the government function haywire” Congress state vice president Jot Singh Bisht told News Nation.
News agency ANI quoted top BJP leaders from the state as claiming that at least 12-13 Congress MLAs, who are fed up with the government's policies, are in talks with them to shift political loyalties.
BJP leader and former chief minister of Uttarakhand Bhagat Singh Koshyari said, ''You will know by this evening what is happening. We are the people's voice.''
However, Harish Rawat said that the government is safe and there is no threat to it. He also said that the Government has got support and blessings of common people.
“The common poeple of the state and this country are very wise, we have got support from them, and nothing can happen to the government” said Harish Rawat.
However, speculation are rife that the senior state leaders Harak Singh Rawat and Vijay Bahuguna are not happy with the functioning of the Harish Rawat led state government.