U’khand HC to continue hearing plea against Prez Rule

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Dehradun (Uttarakhand), Mar. 29 (ANI): The Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday will continue to hear the Congress Party’s plea against the imposition of President’s Rule in the state.

The Congress had moved the High Court yesterday and pertaining to that, Justice U.S. Dhyani admitted the petition on the issue and directed the Centre to file a counter reply by today.

The Centre, in a dramatic move, dismissed the Congress government and imposed President’s rule in the state citing breakdown of governance.

Not amused by the step, Chief Minister Harish Rawat termed it as the ‘murder of democracy’.

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.

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The crisis in the hill state erupted on March 18 when nine Congress MLAs rebelled against Rawat’s government, resulting in flip-flop in the passage of the Appropriation Bill. The BJP met the governor the same day and staked claim to form the government.(ANI)

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