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Uttarakhand floor test ends. Harish Rawat confident of victory

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

The floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly, which began at 11AM on 10 May, has ended. The result will be presented before the Supreme Court in a sealed cover on 11 May, after which the apex court is expected to declare the result.

Here are the top developments:

- 'It's a victory of democracy,' said Congress President Sonia Gandhi after Uttarakhand trust vote.

- Ex-chief minister Harish Rawat expressed gratitude towards the top court. "I thank Supreme Court, democratic forces, people of Uttarakhand and the gods. Uttarakhand will be victorious tomorrow," he said.

- He also said, "Won't comment on what happened inside. Clouds of uncertainty will soon vanish."

- If reports are to be believed, Congress MLA Rekha Arya will back the BJP, while BJP MLA Bhim Lal Arya is set to vote for Congress.

- Congress MLA Rekha Arya reached the Uttarakhand Assembly premises accompanied by BJP MLAs.

Also Read: Have Congress MLA Rekha Arya & BJP's Bhim Lal Arya swapped parties before Uttarakhand floor test?

- Ahead of the trust vote, BSP's Mayawati said that two of her party's MLAs in the state assembly will vote in favour of Congress.

Also Read:Uttarakhand assembly floor test held today. Crucial day ahead for Harish Rawat-led state Congress

- The President's rule has been temporarily lifted for two hours in Uttarakhand.

First published: 10 May 2016, 11:55 IST