Rawat claims full majority, warns Congress rebels of disciplinary action

Updated - September 06, 2016 01:48 pm IST

Published - March 19, 2016 12:53 pm IST - Dehradun

According to Raj Bhavan sources, BJP staked claim to form the government with the support of the rebel Congress MLAs. A file photo of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat.

According to Raj Bhavan sources, BJP staked claim to form the government with the support of the rebel Congress MLAs. A file photo of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat.

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

“We have full majority. All our members are intact. The figures being touted (about our government’s strength 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 cognisance of it and “whatever action is taken within the party in such cases will be taken.”

Mr. 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 on Friday night 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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