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BJP banks on video proof to nail Cong

Footages are effective proof of numbers being on their side, party leaders say

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Publish Date: Apr 24 2016 2:33PM | Updated Date: Apr 24 2016 3:19PM

BJP banks on video proof to nail Cong

With apex court scrutinising legality of Congress government’s dismissal  in Uttarakhand, BJP is banking on videographic evidence for ascertaining its case that Harish Rawat regime had lost its majority in the state assembly, a report by ‘The Times of India’ said.

 
While one video footage is of 27 BJP MLAs along with nine rebel Congress members standing up in the House to protest passing of the budget as soon as it was placed, another recording is of their MLAs meeting with the Governor on April 18.
 
BJP leaders say both these footages in Central government’s custody are effective proof of numbers being on their side and can help assure SC of the merits of the case for dismissal of the Rawat government.
 
Party leaders feel that even if Supreme Court permits floor test on April 29, there is no ground for disallowing the nine "disqualified" Congress MLAs if the Uttarakhand High Court considers the Harish Rawat government's budget as passed. 
 
Congress could not have reached majority without support of nine rebel leaders.
 
If "nine" members are considered disqualified for their disapproval to the Appropriation Bill, budget cannot be considered to have been passed for lack of majority support and Rawat government should have resign for having been defeated on money bill.