Supreme Court upheld HC verdict, Congress rebel MLAs out of voting game

Uttrakhand: On Monday, Supreme Court rejected the plea of 9 disqualified congress MLA who had appealed against their exclusion from state assembly ahead of the floor trust vote on May 10.

The MLA moved to Supreme Court after Uttarakhand High Court rejected the similar plea and asked them to go back to State Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal and request a review in disqualification from State Assembly

This order brings advantage to Harish Rawat as the number of MLAs comes down to 61 from 70 and current standings are as follows

BJP-28  Congress -27 Others-3 BSP-2  UKKD-1

Confident Congress Supporters have already started celebrating ahead of voting whereas, Supreme Court have made a difficult task for BJP in the confidence vote that will be sought on Tuesday by former chief minister Harish Rawat.

Now that the BJP is left with 28 MLAs including Bhim Lal Arya who had been suspended by BJP for his loyalty to the party in doubt, but on the contrary, he still continues to represent the House.