Himachal Pradesh Political Crisis Live Updates: ‘6 rebel Congress MLAs not part of Himachal Assembly now’, says Speaker

Himachal Pradesh Political Crisis Live Updates: Congress-led Himachal Pradesh government is currently witnessing major political turmoil after the opposition BJP party won the lone seat of the state in the Rajya Sabha elections on Tuesday. The Congress government in the state faces an existential crisis after six MLAs crossed sides and are learnt to be in touch with the saffron party.

Adding Congress’ woes, Vikramaditya Singh also announced his resignation from the Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu cabinet. Following this, Congress top brass former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar have rushed to the hill state to parley with members of the party to prevent loss of power in the state.

These MLAs are accused of cross-voting in the Rajya Sabha polls. The petition for their disqualification was filed by Congress MLA and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Harsh Wardhan Chauhan under the anti-defection law.

The Congress government in Himachal Pradesh is facing a crisis following the defection of these six MLAs, who are believed to be in contact with the BJP. Currently, the Congress has 40 MLAs, while the BJP holds 25 seats in the 68-member state assembly. The remaining three seats are held by independent MLAs