Uttarakhand: Congress contemplates an early election

New Delhi, May 11: The Congress in Uttarakhand has already flashed the victory sign after the floor test was held on Tuesday. However for the results to be known officially one would have to wait for the Supreme Court to announce the same.

Ahead of the crucial announcement by the Supreme Court which is likely to happen today, the Congress is already contemplating calling for an early election.

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The Congress feels that it would capitalise on this entire situation and go to the voter early. However Harish Rawat who will be reinstated as the Chief Minister if the verdict is in his favour has advised his party that they would need to work a couple of months and then go for elections.

Elections in Uttarakhand are scheduled to be held next year.

Early polls proposed

The Congress would first await the outcome of the Supreme Court verdict. Following this a meeting is likely to be held where the discussion regarding calling for an early election will held. The Congress feels that the people of the state are upset with the BJP and they could capitalise on this sentiment.

Moreover a lot would depend on what would transpire in the Supreme Court on July 12 when the matter relating to the 9 disqualified MLAs is taken up. Owing to the disqualification the current strength of the house is 61.

Rawat is said to have secured 33 votes on Tuesday which is two more than the magic mark.

However if by an order of the Supreme Court the 9 disqualified MLAs are reinstated then the magic figure changes. For the Congress the only saving grace in such a scenario would be that a floor test cannot be held for six months. By calling for an early poll, the Congress hopes to beat such a situation.

However for now, all eyes are on the Supreme Court of India. A sealed cover with the results has been delivered to the court and it is likely to announce the same today by noon.

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