Uttarakhand turmoil : Congress moves High Court against President’s rule

Harish Rawat, President's rule, Uttarakhand news


The Congress moved High Court  against President’s Rule in Uttarakhand today.

The Centre had brought the state under President’s rule citing a Constitutional breakdown in the wake of a rebellion in the ruling Congress.

President Pranab Mukherjee had signed the proclamation under Art 356 of the Constitution dismissing the Congress government headed by Rawat and placing the Assembly under suspended animation on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet.

The Centre was of the view that the rule of the Rawat government was “immoral and unconstitutional” after March 18 when the Speaker declared the Appropriation Bill “passed” in controversial circumstances without allowing a division pressed for by 35 MLAs, including 9 rebel Congress legislators.