35 UK MLAs fly to Delhi to urge the governor to dismiss Harish Rawat-led Congress govt
Dehradun: After requesting Uttarakhand Governor K.K. Paul to dismiss the Harish Rawat-led Congress Government, Twenty-six BJP MLAs, along with nine rebel Congress MLAs, left for the capital in a 72-seater charted flight.
However, it is not clear as to whom they would be meeting in the national capital.
BJP leader Shyam Jaju said, “We have requested the Governor to immediately dismiss the government. We have 35 MLAs, 9 from Congress and 26 from BJP.”
Senior BJP leader Ajay Bhatt said that they will form the new government after the Governor dismisses the Rawat-led Congress government in the state.
“We have 35 MLAs and Congress has 32 MLAs. When the voting took place, our 26 and 9 Congress MLAs voted, while three were absent. Out of the three, one of our MLAs was arrested, so we have a clear majority. We have not staked a claim yet. Let this government be dismissed first,” said Ajay Bhatt.
When asked what they would do from now on, he said, “We will go to Delhi.”
If the BJP claims will work: after nine 9 MLAs break away from the Congress, the ruling party will have only 27 MLAs and the other hand if they join the BJP in its quest, their number will reach 35 – BJP 26 and 9 Congress rebels.
Besides 26, BJP has two more MLAs – Ganesh Joshi, who has been arrested by police in accused of attacking a police horse and Bhim Lal Arya, who was suspended.
UK Assembly has 70 member seat, the ruling Congress has 36 MLAs while it has a support of 3 Independents, 2 BSP and 1 Uttarakhand Kranti Dal MLAs.