The Congress government has won Tuesday’s trust vote in the Uttarakhand assembly, the Supreme Court declared on Wednesday, clearing the decks for the reinstatement of Harish Rawat as the chief minister of the hill state.
The top court’s announcement came after a bench examined the report of its observer.
Highlights of the day’s events related to Uttarakhand-
- Harish Rawat said in a press conference in Dehradun, “Judiciary has come forth as an educator of the Constitution, I want to thank the Supreme Court and the high court.
- After my cabinet is restored, I will meet Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to thank them for their unconditional support.
- I will also meet Prime Minister Modi and finance minister Arun jaitley and will tell them that Uttarakhand needs their support.
- Congress leader Ahmed Patel said, “Uttarakhand has taught BJP a bitter lesson. No matter how hard they try they can neither intimidate Congress or subvert democracy
-- Ahmed Patel said, “Even after trying every trick in book to topple Opposition states,Modi Sarkar has been brought to its knees.Its a victory of democracy.”
- Union minister Venkaiah Naidu said, “We have decided to recommend revocation of President’s rule in Uttarakhand.
- Mukesh Giri, Special Counsel to Uttarakhand Speaker, said, “Court has asked Centre to place on record order of revoking the proclamation of President’s rule.
Uttarakhand: Supporters dance and celebrate outside Harish Rawat's residence in Dehradun. pic.twitter.com/KFg1FY9u1F— ANI (@ANI_news) May 11, 2016
12:30pm: KC Kaushik, appearing for Harish Rawat in SC, said:
- Court dictated the order, 33 votes in favour of Harish Rawat and 28 against him.
- The Attorney General has told SC that they are likely to complete proceedings to revoke President’s rule in Uttarakhand today.
- Matter will be taken up day after tomorrow for placing the record.
- Supreme Court says on Uttarakhand floor test: ‘No irregularities in carrying out of the trust vote and voting pattern’
- Rahul Gandhi said, “Hope Modiji learns his lesson, people of this country and institutions built by our founding fathers will not tolerate murder of democracy.”
- “They did their worst. We did our best. Democracy won in Uttarakhand.”
- The Supreme Court is told the floor test in Uttarakhand was peaceful and without any irregularity.
- Harish Rawat got 33 votes out of 61 qualified members.
- Order of revocation of President’s rule will be placed before Supreme Court on Friday.
- Supreme Court says Harish Rawat can take charge as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.
- Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi says from news reports Rawat has emerged as the winner and therefore th nxt step is for him to form the government.
- We will revoke President’s rule in Uttarakhand, Centre tells SC
The announcement was on expected lines as both the Congress and BJP leaders had said on Tuesday that said Rawat managed 33 votes, two more than the 31 required in a House with an effective strength of 61. The BJP managed 28 votes, the same number of MLAs it has in the assembly.
The apex court ordered the floor test to end the nearly two-month-long impasse in the hill state, triggered by nine Congress rebels sided with the BJP during a debate over the state budget in March.
After several rounds of appeals and counter-appeals in courts, the nine were barred by the Supreme Court from voting in Tuesday’s floor test.
The result of the floor test was submitted to the apex court in a sealed envelope on Tuesday.