New Delhi: Nine rebel Congress MLAs in Uttarakhand have alleged that Chief Minister Harish Rawat is indulging in horse-trading to save his government from collapsing.
Releasing a sting operation video on Saturday, rebel Congress MLA Harak Singh Rawat alleged that the government is trying to arm-twist as well as threaten them.
The rebels claimed the sting operation, which they said was conducted on March 23 and shows CM Rawat talking about buying MLAs, was done by a local channel whose head spoke to the CM.
It may be noted here that Zee Media doesn't vouch for the authenticity of the sting video.
Nine Congress MLAs in Uttarakhand have rebelled and aligned with the BJP, threatening the Rawat government in the state.
State Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal has already issued notices to the nine rebel Congress MLAs asking them why they should not be disqualified from the membership of the House for violating the party whip.
Main opposition BJP, which has 26 legislators in the Assembly, has claimed that it has the support of nine rebel Congress MLAs and five others are also ready to switch over.
After BJP gave a notice of no-confidence motion, Governor Krishna Kant Paul has asked CM Rawat to prove his majority on the floor of the House by March 28.