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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Prasad Harichandan today termed the trial of strength in Uttarakhand Assembly as a "victory for democracy".

"It is a victory for democracy. It has silenced the Narandra Modi government which had called for a Congress-free India," Harichandan said in a statement.

Modi and the Sangh Parivar should realise that assault on the Constitution and constitutional machinery leads to such consequence, the OPCC Chief said adding the conspiracy against parliamentary democracy has been foiled because of Uttarakhand High Court and the Supreme Court.

In Dehradun, Congress won the high-stakes trial of strength in the Uttarakhand Assembly, in a clear setback to the Modi government which had dismissed the state government and imposed President's Rule on March 28.

The result of today's floor test is expected to be formally announced tomorrow after a video recording of the 90-minute proceedings of the Assembly is presented in the Supreme Court in a sealed envelope, but Congress MLAs claimed victory and BJP MLAs conceded as much.

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