Cong wins Uttarakhand floor test

Congress has won the floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly. The Supreme Court today declared that Mr Harish Rawat got 33 votes out of 61 in the Assembly. The apex court said Mr Rawat will assume office as Chief Minister after President's rule is revoked.

The court said no irregularities were found in the voting. The result of the trust vote was handed over to the Supreme Court in a sealed cover early today along with video recording of the proceedings in the State Assembly.

President's Rule has been revoked in Uttarakhand. The Union Cabinet took the decision after Supreme Court declared that Congress has won the floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly.

The decision to revoke the President's rule in Uttarakhand has created an atmosphere of jubiliation in state Congress camp. The Congress has stated it is a victory of democracy.

Mr Harish Rawat has said that his government will need active support of the Centre to move forward. He said he will soon meet Prime Minister and seek his cooperation for the state. 

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has said democracy has won in Uttarakhand. In a series of tweets, Mr Gandhi said, the party did its best while BJP did their worst. He said, it is a lesson for all, that people of the country and institutions built by its founding fathers will not tolerate murder of democracy.


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