Uttarakhand High Court says 9 rebel Congressmen remain disqualified

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Uttarakhand High Court on Monday said that nine rebel Congress MLAs remained disqualified and, therefore, will not be able to take part in tomorrow’s trust vote.

The High Court dismissed the plea of disqualified MLAs challenging their disqualification by the Assembly speaker.

The news caused massive celebration outside Harish Rawat’s residence.

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Soon after the HC order, the Uttarakhand assembly speaker filed a caveat in Supreme Court demanding that if this order was challenged in SC, he must be heard.

Meanwhile, 9 Rebel MLAs approached the SC for urgent hearing against Uttarakhand HC’s order dismissing their plea which challenged their disqualification.

But even the apex court refused to give any relief to the rebel MLAs meaning that they will not able to take part in the floor test.

The Supreme Court on Friday had said said that the nine disqualified rebel Congress MLAs will not be eligible to vote in the Confidence Motion during the floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly scheduled for 10 May.

The Centre agreed to hold a floor test in the Uttarakhand Assembly under the supervision of the Supreme Court.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the apex court to appoint an observer adding that it should be a retired Chief Election Commissioner.

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