rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » News » Vijay Bahuguna govt wins trust vote in Uttarakhand

Vijay Bahuguna govt wins trust vote in Uttarakhand

March 29, 2012 13:13 IST

The Vijay Bahuguna government on Thursday won a trust vote in the Uttarakhand Assembly amid a walkout by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party members.

Thirty-nine members voted in favour of the trust motion tabled by Bahuguna, Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal informed the House.

Thirty-one members of the main opposition BJP staged a noisy walk-out demanding that secret ballot system should have been used for voting on the motion.

"This is totally unconstitutional that the government did not accept the demand of secret ballot," said Ajay Bhatt, a senior BJP member of Legislative Assembly.

All the 31 Congress members besides the 3-member Bahujan Samaj Party and three independents as well as lone member from the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal voted in favour of the trust motion.

The nominated Anglo-Indian member R V Gardner is among the MLAs who voted in favour of the confidence vote.

Earlier, as soon as the House assembled for the day, Bahuguna tabled the one-line motion, saying he wanted to prove his majority on the floor of the House in view of the opposition demand.

"The members of the opposition have been stating for the past two days that my government does not have majority in the House. This is wrong as we have already  proved our majority during the election of the Speaker.

"Still, in line of the healthy tradition of the democracy, I want to table a trust motion on the floor of the House," Bahuguna said.

PTI
© Copyright 2013 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.