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Business News/ Politics / News/  Himachal Pradesh: BJP leader Jairam Thakur reaches Raj Bhawan to meet Governor post Rajya Sabha poll result
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Himachal Pradesh: BJP leader Jairam Thakur reaches Raj Bhawan to meet Governor post Rajya Sabha poll result

Former CM of Himachal Pradesh visited Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla post BJP's Rajya Sabha victory. BJP Legislative Party members also had a meeting. Speculation arises about BJP planning a no-confidence motion against the Congress government.

Himachal Pradesh LoP Jairam Thakur along with BJP's legislative party met Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla at Raj Bhawan.Premium
Himachal Pradesh LoP Jairam Thakur along with BJP's legislative party met Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla at Raj Bhawan.

Former HImachal Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader on Wednesday reached Raj Bhavan to meet Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla a day after the party won the lone Rajya Sabha seat in the state. Members of the BJP Legislative Party also met the Governor on Wednesday. The development comes amid a buzz over the BJP bringing a motion of no-confidence in the assembly against the Congress government in the state during the state's Budget Session which is set to begin today.

Thakur said that his party has apprised the Governor of incidents taken place recently in the Assembly.

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"We have informed the Governor about what happened in the Assembly...In the Assembly, when we demanded division of vote during the financial bill, it was not allowed and the House was adjourned twice. The way Marshals behaved with our MLAs was not right. We doubt that the Vidhan Sabha Speaker can suspend BJP MLAs and some MLAs of Congress who voted for BJP in Rajya Sabha elections, can also be suspended. Currently, the Congress government has lost the right to stay in power...," Thakur said who is also Leader of the Opposition in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly.

 

Yesterday, the ruling Congress's Abhishek Manu Singhvi lost the Rajya Sabha election to the BJP's Harsh Mahajan despite the Congress enjoying a comfortable majority in the state assembly.

Both candidates secured 34 votes each in the 68-member state assembly.

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Victory tilted towards Mahajan after a draw of lots was held as a tie-breaker.

Singhvi conceded his defeat and 'thanked' the MLAs who cross-voted leading to the victory of Harsh Mahajan.

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"I would also like to thank the nine persons (MLAs) because they have taught me a lot about human nature, its fickleness or its resoluteness. They supped with us...So, I think we are bad judges of human character, they are obviously better judges of human character," he said.

The Congress has 40 MLAs while the BJP has 25 in the 68-member Himachal Pradesh state assembly. The remaining three seats are held by independents.

 

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Published: 28 Feb 2024, 08:12 AM IST
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