Uttarakhand Floor test: Numbers versus miracle hope

Harish Rawat has won the floor test and he will be the chief minister: Ambika Soni

By: || Updated: 10 May 2016 01:53 PM

Dehradun: The Supreme Court verdict on Monday reduces the House's effective voting strength from 70 to 61 (excluding the Speaker, who votes only in a tie). Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat therefore needs 31 votes to be reinstated in the hill state, which has been under President's rule since March 27.

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Rawat claims the support of at least 31 MLAs not counting the Speaker, who was elected on a Congress ticket and had disqualified the rebels under the anti-defection law. ( See chart).

On Monday, the high court upheld the disqualifications, prompting the rebels to approach the apex court seeking voting rights today as an interim relief till their appeal was disposed of. But the bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh refused the relief while deciding to consider their appeal on July 12.

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