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BJP claims support of five more Cong-PDF MLAs

Amid ongoing uncertainty over the fate of Harish Rawat government which will face floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly on March 28, the BJP on Wednesday claimed at least five more MLAs from the Congress led alliance are ready to jump over to its side. 

“There are at least five more MLAs in the Congress led alliance including some occupying ministerial positions only biding their time to switch over to our side,” chief spokesman of the Pradesh BJP Munna Singh Chauhan said. “They are in touch with us and will happily jump over to our side in case the arithmetic of the state Assembly veers towards a tie during voting in the House on March 28,” he said. Refusing to disclose the names, Chauhan said they were both from the Congress and its ruling partner the six-member Progressive Democratic Front a conglomerate of Independents and political parties. 

“The resentment against Harish Rawat's autocratic style of functioning in the party is deeper than it may appear at first sight. It is not confined to the nine rebel MLAs who have openly revolted against him. There are others equally unhappy and are secretly waiting for a change-over. They will align with us as and when the opportunity presents itself,” he said. 
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