Uttarakhand crisis LIVE: Governor writes to CM Rawat, asks him to prove majority in the House by March 28

While Chief Minister Harish Rawat maintained he had majority in the House, a three-member BJP delegation met Governor K K Paul late at night, seeking dismissal of the Rawat government.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 23, 2016 2:05 pm
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In almost a repeat of what happened in Arunachal Pradesh a few months ago when the Nabam Tuki government was overthrown, nine Congress rebel MLAs Friday joined hands with the opposition BJP to stake claim to form the government in Uttarakhand.

While Chief Minister Harish Rawat maintained he had majority in the House, a three-member BJP delegation met Governor K K Paul late at night, seeking dismissal of the Rawat government.

Dissent against the leadership of Rawat had been simmering for several months, with a section of the Congress MLAs questioning his style of functioning.

Revolt hits Uttarakhand govt: Now, horse-trading in Dehradun

LIVE UPDATES: 

7.55 pm:  Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat arrives at Raj Bhawan to meet Governor Dr. K. K. Paul.

6.05 pm:  Governor Dr. Krishnakant Pal writes to CM Harish Rawat, asks him to prove majority in the house by March 28.

6.00 pm: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat to meet Congress top leadership in Delhi on Sunday, to apprise them about current political crisis.

5.15 pm:  Uttarakhand Cabinet sends proposal to remove state advocate general Umakant Uniyal to Governor. He is brother of rebel MLA Subodh Uniyal. The Cabinet also recommended removal of rebel minister Harak Singh Rawat

3.25 pm: Uttarakhand Cabinet meeting called by CM Harish Rawat begins.

3.05 pm: Whole night yesterday top brass of RSS & sharpshooters of BJP like Vijayvargiya were making rounds of Dehradun: Uttarakhand Rawat

12.20 pm: If I lose majority on the floor of the House, I shall resign: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

12.20 pm: 4-5 rebel MLAs are in touch with us now; I am giving a chance to the rebel MLAs to accept to their mistakes: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

12.10 pm: We are giving time to the rebel MLAs to accept their mistake and apologise for their actions: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

12.05 pm: They (rebel MLAs) should have spoken to the Speaker or the Governor separately: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

12.00 pm: Assembly Speaker GS Kunjwal issues notice under anti-defection law to 9 rebel Congress MLAs.

11.25 am: Either Uttarakhand CM should himself step down & resign or should be removed: Former Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal.

11.00 am: Meeting underway between Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat, Uttarakhand Parliamentary Affairs Mininister Indira Hridayesh and Assembly Speaker GS Kunjwal. Post the meeting they will meet Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul.

10.50 am: We met Governor yesterday, informed him that we have ‘no confidence’ in the speaker:Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion, Cong rebel MLA.

10.45 am: First elected Govts are destabilised by a sinister conspiracy & then they are sought to be unseated without will of people: RS Surjewala, Congress.

10.40 am: Congress Govt in Uttarakhand must be dismissed immediately. Majority is not with Harish Rawat ji: Srikant Sharma, BJP.

10.35 am: MLAs are here in Delhi, we will go the President and talk about it (Uttarakhand political Crisis): Satpal Maharaj, BJP.

10.20 am: 35 MLAs have come to Delhi who will meet BJP President Amir shah today. Also, they will go to President if need arises: Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP.

10.17 am: Hum chunaav ke liye bhi tayaar hain, aur sarkaar banane ke liye bhi-Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP.

10.15 am: Harish Rawat Government in Uttarakhand does not have majority, they have no right to remain in power: BJP’s general Secy Kailash Vijayvargiya.

10.00 am: Now when their Govt (Cong U’khand) is falling, they are making accusations of horse trading. We don’t believe in such things: Shyam Jaju, BJP

Watch Video:Cong, BJP Delegations Meet President, Ask For Time To Prove Majority

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    IML sood
    Mar 19, 2016 at 10:27 am
    It was predicted and also writing on wall that Cong.mukt Bharat will come but it is coming soon than expected.Now one thing is clear Pappu,Mom and others should strart ng their bags to go where cac hide themselves otherwise it would be too late and people will start chasing them.
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      Jay
      Mar 19, 2016 at 10:04 am
      Congress Party is against India, and it is aligning with the forces that declared that "India would be broken into pieces". Kanhaya is the most suitable leader for Congress Party. - all qualifications for becoming leader in Congress and Communist Parties. Kanhaya urinated in public at the university, misbehaved with a female student, joined with the anti national gangs to raise slogans against his own mother country, and openly violated the bail conditions by speaking against the National Army with unsubstantiated accusations.
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        vvvvv
        Mar 19, 2016 at 7:54 am
        Dont compare Dr. manmohan singh with chiwala Modi there is diginity.....it seems still u r child in politics... PM only talk what lost in just talking and completing five years for nothing he nows again cong.. come back and make effort and bring back economy.
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          Anil Tandale
          Mar 19, 2016 at 2:02 pm
          Operation Lotus?
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            Arpan Pal
            Mar 19, 2016 at 6:47 am
            If you remember that it was Congress who bought votes with black money during no confidence motion vote on 123 Agreement. Politicians are opportunists, they do not have any allegiance.
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              Dhanasekaran Balasubramanian
              Mar 19, 2016 at 6:21 am
              Bjp is toppling democratically elected govts due to few vested interested oeople it is good only for few bjp leaders. In the long run it is not good for bjp. People are silently watching their activities and it will be reflected in the next loksabha election,
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                chandrakanth
                Mar 19, 2016 at 8:20 am
                BJP is a party of Dalal Modi and Shah
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                  vijaykumar
                  Mar 19, 2016 at 3:41 pm
                  CONGRESS CAN NOT KEEP ITS FLOCK TOGATHER. HOW CA MINORITY CABINET CAN TAKE DECISION. GOVERNOR HAS GIVEN TOO MUCH TIME TO PROVE MAJORITY.
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                    raajaani
                    Mar 19, 2016 at 3:21 pm
                    godse killed hi and he made a detailed statement in the court which the congress suppressed for 60 years. hi took away my FULL SINDH and gave to LIAQUAT. he made me homeless fully. Why he did not give me half SINDH. In 1937 provincial elections in SINDH . MUSLIM league got zero seats . Why HI and NEHRU conspired and in 1946 M L got 27 seats but still they were in minority. and ease sindh was full HINDU, so why he did not give us half SINDH??and he gave 90 crores to convert sindhis. we have no human rights and ajmal kasab, afzal guru, dawood , they have human rights.
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                      DR
                      Mar 20, 2016 at 5:41 am
                      What is your answer to Raajaani reply... You are ease of scolding with half knowledge... Dig out the truth and respond wisely... Lol...
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                        Prakash Gotimukul
                        Mar 19, 2016 at 7:07 am
                        Bijay seems to be still in 19th century. Cong is a doomed party. All leaders are now hating Sonia and Rahul. Lacs of cong workers are joining BJP. So if MLA wants to switch, why shd you grudge. Cong has been doing this for last 60 yrs, removing governors at will, using Governors to de stabilise elected govts, bribing MPs for votes, giving suitcases with crores of currency, all this is cong culture. BJP already said, they are ready for elections..................so hide your face, you congis. Change or perish. Old style, old leadership will not work.
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                          Prakash Gotimukul
                          Mar 19, 2016 at 7:11 am
                          we have the best govt ever. India never had such a responsive govt or cabinets whose ministers are always on the job, not to speak of PM. See the itenerary of PM modi and compare with 10 yrs of Maun Mohan a rubber stamp.? No body is a fool to vote against a good govt........except a few chamchas who are paid to write
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                            jagar
                            Mar 19, 2016 at 11:24 am
                            Congress by another name.Defection is BJP policy from Arunachal onwards,as it can not get elected after Delhi and Bihar.
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                              jagar
                              Mar 19, 2016 at 11:26 am
                              How lovely falsehoods.Slam to fake nationalism !
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                                Krishan Yadava
                                Mar 19, 2016 at 1:08 pm
                                Congressmen revolting against the Chamchas of the High Command is a good sign for Indian Democracy. It only shows that more and more Congressmen are raising their voice against Slavery of the Worst kind being practiced by the so called hi - Nehru Parivar in the Party and it may end sooner than later.
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                                  kris kumar
                                  Mar 19, 2016 at 6:19 am
                                  Congress is losing grip everywhere faster than expected. So it looks like we might get Congresss free India sooner than thought. Sonia and Pappu corrupt and dictorial rule will end for ever.
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                                    Sayandeep
                                    Mar 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm
                                    The Congress party had absolutely no hand in our Independence...it was Subhash Chandra Bose and his Indian National Army which is responsible for our freedom...if it was not for him we would still be a colonial state...Congress was a stooge of the Queen of England and was actually created by them to push back our Independence struggle...it is also well known that it was Nehru who killed Netaji because Netaji was more por at that time and would have definitely become Prime Minister if he had been alive...Congress is the greatest Anti National party in the w world...it is high time it is banned...mafioso Sonia Maino and her cocaine addicted son Buddhu (Pappu)...the INA was responsible for the revolt in the navy first and later on in the army as soldiers of INA were prosecuted for fighting against British...the fear of the w army revolting led the British to flee India...pseudo secular/liberal Khangress party...Congress have fooled the country for a long time...Congress joined hands with the British that led do to the colonial rule...they have a habit of acting like a dog in front of white people like they now do for master Sonia Maino...Congress imposed Emergency and now preach freedom of speech...the most corrupt party in the history of world and now giving lectures on black money...hypocrites...Congress has been exposed as the most anti national pseudo secular pseudo liberal party
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                                      Devisahai Meena
                                      Mar 19, 2016 at 11:13 am
                                      Avoid to do overtime in preparing/predicting such senseless things . Behave like an Indian national .
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                                        Devisahai Meena
                                        Mar 19, 2016 at 1:49 pm
                                        Even liberated India is having such radicals to live on . You raskal , how Nehruji killed Netaji ? Can you deny Godse inated MK hji , the National hero and Rashtrapita. Shame on . Your utterances come in the ambit of anti-people/anti-India .
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                                          Devisahai Meena
                                          Mar 19, 2016 at 11:19 am
                                          Harish Rawat acted against Bahuguna . He sowed such seeds to grow and reap.
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                                            m k
                                            Mar 19, 2016 at 8:31 am
                                            Chandrakantji Pappu ne kitne kilogram haddy(bone) pheki hai aapke agge jab ye sentence likh rahe thae. Narsimha rao ki sarkar ke samay kisne MP khirada tha? Pata kar le uske baad aarop lagaia.
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