A floor test was conducted in the Uttarakhand assembly on Tuesday morning to determine if the sacked chief minister Harish Rawat still enjoyed the majority in the House following Supreme Court’s directions last month.
Nine disqualified Congress MLAs were barred from the voting process following the SC’s order on Monday.
Though the result of the trust vote will be declared by the apex court on Wednesday, the ruling Congress claimed victory and the tone and tenor of BJP leaders also pointed to a Congress win.
Here’s is who said what after the floor test:
Harish Rawat, Congress: I thank SC, democratic forces, people of Uttarakhand and Gods. Uttarakhand will be victorious tomorrow; won’t comment on what happened inside. Clouds of uncertainty will soon vanish.
Ganesh Joshi, BJP MLA: We have won in principle. But we may be behind in the number’s game.
Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi chief minister: Uttarakhand floor test outcome is a huge setback to Modi Govt. Hope they will stop toppling Govts now.
Uttarakhand floor test outcome is a huge setback to Modi Govt. Hope they will stop toppling Govts now— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 10, 2016
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress: Democracy has won, it is because of Supreme Court that conducting floor test was made possible in Uttarakhand.
Indira Hridayesh, Congress: 33 members who were on our side cast their votes. Want to thank PDF,BSP,UKD.
33 members who were on our side cast their votes.Want to thank PDF,BSP,UKD: Indira Hridayesh,Cong after floor test pic.twitter.com/KuPwsZajcm— ANI (@ANI_news) May 10, 2016