Uttarakhand ministers fight over Finance Bill in Assembly, BJP stakes claim to form govt

19 March 2016, 12:03 AM

Another Congress ruled state is limbo after a fight between Uttarakhand Ministers Harak Singh Rawat and Mantri Prasad Nethani witnessed inside the state assembly on Friday over the demand for voice vote on the Finance Bill.

The rebel is so high it seems the Harish Rawat Congress government may lose power.

Earlier, The Uttarakhand Assembly witnessed uproar after Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal rejected the opposition's demand for a voice vote on the Finance Bill, and passed it.

Supporters of Harak Singh Rawat raised slogans in his support and were seen arguing with the Chief Minister's supporters.

However, 10 Cong MLAs, 1 BSP MLA & BJP MLAs met the governor to complain against denial of voice vote on Finance Bill.

The Congress currently has 36 seats in the 71-seat Uttarakhand Assembly. 

A three-member BJP delegation comprising former chief minister and MP Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, BJP in-charge of Uttarakhand Shyam Jaju and general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya met Governor K K Paul tonight and said the Harish Rawat government was in a minority and sought its dismissal.

However, the BJP has staked claim to form a government with the help of rebel Congress leaders. 

First Published: Friday, March 18, 2016 09:56 PM
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