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Cong rebels, BJP MLAs set to meet Uttarakhand Guv over Finance Bill

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Dehradun: As many as ten Congress legislators, besides BJP and BSP MLAs, are set to meet Governor KK Paul at Raj Bhawan on Friday evening after Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal rejected their demand of voice vote on the Finance Bill.

Earlier, a scuffle broke out between Uttarakhand Ministers Harak Singh Rawat and Mantri Prasad Nethani inside the state assembly over the demand for voice vote on the Finance Bill.

The Assembly had witnessed an uproar after Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal rejected the opposition’s demand for a voice vote on the Finance Bill, and passed it.

Supporters of Harak Singh Rawat raised slogans in his support and were seen arguing with the Chief Minister’s supporters.

The rebels are led by former chief minister Vijay Bahuguna and Agriculture Minister Harak Singh Rawat.

The Congress currently has 36 seats in the 71-seat Uttarakhand Assembly. (ANI)

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