Uttarakhand’s Congress government is in crisis, At least 12 MLAs in touch with BJP


Uttarakhand’s Congress-led government is facing its worst crisis after reports suggested that as many as 12 of its legislators were in touch with the opposition BJP.

These MLAs, according to reports, may vote against the government on Friday over the state budget.

Various media reports suggested that Congress leaders including former chief minister Vijay Bahuguna, Harak Singh Rawat, and Satpal Maharaj were keen to topple the Harish Rawat government. They claim to have the support of 12 rebel Congress MLAs in the house of 70 MLAs.

In the event the rebel MLAs side with the BJP to bring their own government down, this will be a repeat of what recently happened in Arunachal Pradesh, where the rebellion in the party had toppled the Congress government.