NAINITAL: The Congress Party will move the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday against President's rule in the state.
With less than 24 hours before the crucial trust vote in the Uttarakhand Assembly where Chief Minister Harish Rawat was to prove majority support for his government, the Centre, in a dramatic move, dismissed the Congress government and imposed President’s rule citing breakdown of governance.
Not amused by the step, Rawat termed it as the ‘murder of democracy’.
“Modi and Amit Shah wanted to topple my government at all costs. They wanted to remove Harish Rawat from the scene for which they went to the extent of murdering democracy. They even murdered the sentiments of the people of Uttarakhand,” he said.
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of hatching a conspiracy against Congress ruled states and hinted that the saffron party's next target could be Manipur.
With the move coming weeks after President’s rule was imposed in Arunachal Pradesh, an angry Congress claimed that the BJP had stooped to a new low and would challenge the order in court.