Uttarakhand crisis: HC dismissed MLAs’ plea stating

The High Court dismissed MLAs’ plea stating that there is no need of interference within Speaker’s action, Amit Sibal, counsel for Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker said.

A visibly relaxed former chief minister Harish Rawat said, ”We are grateful to the HC, welcome its order.”

The high court ruling implies that these rebel Congress MLAs will not be able to vote in the floor test in the Uttarakhand Assembly tomorrow.

The order was passed by Justice UC Dhyani after senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal and senior advocate Amit Sibal, counsel for Congress Chief Whip Indira Hridayesh, concluded their arguments, stressing on the legitimacy of the disqualification.

Meanwhile, big celebrations have erupted outside Harish Rawat’s residence after the high court dismissed rebel MLAs plea challenging their disqualification.

However, the 9 Rebel Congress MLAs have moved the apex court for urgent hearing against Uttarakhand HC’s order dismissing their plea which challenged their disqualification.

Supreme Court is likely to hear their plea at 2 pm. After the Uttarakhand HC order, Speaker has also filed a caveat in the SC, demanding that if this order is challenged in apex court, he must be heard.