BJP delegation asks president to dismiss Uttarakhand government

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) A delegation of BJP leaders, headed by general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee and sought dismissal of Uttarakhand government led by Chief Minister Harish Rawat.

However, the nine rebel Congress leaders were not the part of the delegation.

“We have requested the president to direct the governor to dismiss Uttarakhand government and to give us time to prove our majority on the floor of the house. We have support of 36 MLAs (in the 70 member house),” Vijayvargiya told reporters after the meeting.

He also said that Harish Rawat no moral right to remain chief minister of the state but “he is calling cabinet meetings and taking decisions.”

Asked about the rebel Congress leaders not joining the delegation, Vijayvargiya said: “They will meet the president separately.”

Earlier, the BJP leaders had said that rebel Congress leader would also join the delegation.

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