New Delhi: Expressing confidence that his party will be able to prove its majority in the Assembly on March 26, new Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Thursday said his party has handed over a list of 40 supporting MLAs to the Governor.
"The Assembly session will start on March 26 for four
days. The Congress has clear majority and we have support of
40 MLAs and the list has been handed over to the governor," he
told reporters here.
Accepting that there have been "some dispute within the
party", Bahuguna said, "But no MLA or leader is thinking of
causing damage to the party."
He was asked whether Congress will be able to prove its
majority in the Uttarakhand Assembly.
Attacking the BJP, he said the rival party has no moral
right to stake their claim for power after losing the
elections in the state.
"In these elections, people of Uttarakhand have voted
against the BJP. BJP`s Chief Minister (BC Khanduri) also lost
the elections. They have no moral right to even dream of
coming to power," he said.
On whether he has reached any agreement with Congress
leader Harish Rawat who had raised the banner of revolt after
being sidelined from the post of chief ministership, he said,
"There is an understanding to obey the decision of the party
"In politics there is nothing such as agreement, it is
understanding. Understanding is that we should work together
and respect each other and obey the decision of the high
command and fulfill the commitments made by us to the people
of the state," he said.
Reiterating that there is no question of any leader "even
thinking of causing instability" in the party, Bahugana said,
"So far as personal ambitions are concerned, our ambitions do
sometimes come to clash but then the interest of the party is