Amid revolt by a section of his party Congress against him, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Wednesday said he would win a trust vote and his government would complete its five-year term. However, Bahuguna did not give any time frame for seeking the trust vote.
Official sources said the government has convened the session of the assembly by the last week of this month during which he would seek the trust vote and also pass the vote on account on March 29.
"We have a majority in the House. All the 39 MLAs have given letter of support to the governor. We will comfortably win the trust vote and provide a strong and effective government," Bahuguna told reporters in Dehradun.
He said his priority would be to fulfill the promises made by Congress in its election manifesto and give impetus to development work.
Bahuguna is understood to have discussed matters related to trust vote with the Governor Magaret Alva in the wake of the crisis triggered by dissidents led by Harish Rawa, Congress sources said.
Bahuguna, who was accompanied by his wife Sudha Bahuguna and Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress President Yashpal Arya, went to Rajbhavan on Wednesday evening and spent over half an hour with Alva and her husband Niranjan Alva, Rajbhavan sources said.
Meanwhile, Shailendra Mohan Singhal, an MLA from Jaspur constituency, will be sworn-in as pro-tem Speaker on Thursday. He would later administer oath to the newly-elected MLAs in the state assembly.