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Rawat claims full majority, warns Cong rebels of disciplinary action

Beleaugered Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, Whose Congress Government Plunged Into A Crisis Tonight With Nine Party MLAs Revolting Against His Leadership, Tonight Claimed He Has “full Majority' And Warned Of Disciplinary Action Against The Rebels.

PTI | Updated on: 19 Mar 2016, 12:09:26 AM


Beleaugered Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, whose Congress government plunged into a crisis tonight with nine party MLAs revolting against his leadership, tonight claimed he has “full majority” and warned of disciplinary action against the rebels.

“We have full majority. All our members are in tact. The figures being touted (about our government’s strengh being reduced) are totally wrong,” he told reporters here.

He said if some Congress MLAs, “being lured” by BJP, are today making any claim, the party would take cognizance of it and “whatever action is taken within the party in such cases will be taken.”

Rawat said the party will find out who the rebel Congress MLAs are and “so far, only one face has come to the fore.”

A three-member BJP delegation, comprising former chief minister and MP Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, BJP in-charge of Uttarakhand Shyam Jaju and general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya met Governor K K Paul tonight and said the Harish Rawat government was in a minority and sought its dismissal.

According to Raj Bhavan sources, BJP staked claim to form the government with the support of the rebel Congress MLAs.

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First Published : 19 Mar 2016, 12:07:00 AM