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President's Rule in Uttarakhand 'Throttling' of Democracy: Yechury

Yechury also referred to Bommai Judgement, which says floor test is the only way to decide majority.

Published: 27th March 2016 09:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th March 2016 09:56 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: CPI(M) today denounced imposition of President's rule in Uttarakhand, describing the development as "throttling" of democracy and a move which goes against letter and spirit of Constitution.

In a series of tweets, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury accused BJP of engaging in "political corruption" to win in states and said the episode has brought out in open the ruling party's commitment to democracy.

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"Imposition of President's Rule in Uttarakhand is throttling of democracy by Modi govt; goes against the letter & spirit of our constitution," Yechury said, questioning the timing of the move, which he noted, was made when floor test was "just hours" away.

Yechury also referred to paragraphs 118 and 119 of Bommai Judgement, which he said, "clearly" says floor test is the only way to decide majority.

"BJP believes that the only way it can now win states is by breaking up parties, indulging in political corruption & disallowing floor tests," the Marxist leader said.

The Rajya Sabha member further said that truth about Sangh Parivar-BJP's commitment to democracy is out in the open and people of India will give them a "befitting" reply.



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