Ending days of political uncertainty in Uttarkhand . The Centre has decided impose President’ Rule in the hill state of Uttarakhand. A move that was decided in the cabinet meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi . It comes days after nine Congress legislators rebelled against Chief Minister Harish Rawat. Official sources said President Pranab Mukherjee approved the decision of the cabinet to impose central rule in Uttarakhand.
The Uttarakhand assembly has been placed under suspended animation on the recommendation of the cabinet, they said. The assembly was to consider a crucial trust vote on Monday. The Congress called the decision on President’s Rule a “murder of democracy”.
“Neither the ruling of the speaker nor vote on house floor has occurred. Yet President’s Rule pre-emptively imposed,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi tweeted.
Meanwhile , Uttarakhand’s sacked chief minister Harish Rawat condemned imposition of President’s Rule in the hill state, alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government was after the blood of the state government.
“It had become evident since yesterday (Saturday). They had been threatening the Uttarakhad government and the state governor,” Rawat told reporters here.
“The BJP-led central government was thirsty for me and my government’s blood from the Day One” since he assumed office in February 2014, the Congress leader said.
He addressed the media hours after President Pranab Mukherjee okayed the union cabinet’s decision to sack the Rawat government and impose President’s Rule in the hill state. ( IANS)