New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Monday said it was opposed to any move by the BJP to destabilise state governments and imposition of President’s Rule was “not acceptable” to the ruling ally.
“We are not happy with the imposition of President’s Rule,” Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut told NDTV news channel, amid the ongoing political crisis in Uttarakhand where the central government last month imposed President’s Rule after invoking controversial Article 356.
“We have been traditionally against the use of Article 356. Using the clause to destabilise governments in small states for power is not acceptable,” Raut said.
The Sena comment came after the opposition led by the Congress raised the Uttarakhand issue in parliament earlier in the day. The opposition raised “killers of democracy” slogans against the government.
The Sena leader said it was “strongly against BJP’s use of Article 356 of the Xonstitution to impose President’s Rule in Congress-ruled Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh”.