"The Harish Rawat government has lost majority. Today BJP has the numbers with the support of rebel Congress MLAs to form a new government in Uttarakhand," Shyam Jaju, the state in-charge of BJP said.
    
Jaju said the party is willing to present the MLAs whose support it enjoys before President Pranab Mukherjee and insisted that Rawat should immediately resign given the loss of majority.
    
Nine rebel Congress MLAs have arrived in Delhi and are in touch with BJP leaders, he said. The four-year-old Rawat government is under threat with nine rebel Congress MLAs raising the banner of revolt and joining BJP, which has staked claim to forming the government in Uttarakhand.

The rebel MLAs included, Congress has a strength of 36 MLAs in the 70-member Assembly. The ruling party also has the support of six members of the Progressive Democratic Front. The BJP has 28 MLAs.
    
A three-member BJP delegation of former chief minister and MP Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Jaju and general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya met Governor KK Paul last night after the simmering discontent within a section of Congress legislature came to the fore on a day of fast-paced developments in the hill state.

 

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