Uttarakhand: Centre to move Supreme Court

RSTV Bureau
Centre has decided to challenge Uttarakhand HC's decision to restore Harish Rawat government. Mr. Rawat with governor KK Paul in Dehradun following the judgement.

Centre has decided to challenge Uttarakhand HC’s decision to restore Harish Rawat government. Mr. Rawat with governor KK Paul in Dehradun following the judgement.

The Centre would move the Supreme Court tomorrow challenging the Uttarakhand High Court order quashing the proclamation of President’s rule in the state Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said today.

He said he would mention the matter before the bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur Friday morning seeking a stay on the verdict, which has revived the Congress government headed by Harish Rawat.

“The High Court was wrong in quashing the Presidential notification. The Presidential notification is based on relevant material,” he said referring to the some of the important grounds for challenge to the High Court judgement.

The High Court said the imposition of President’s rule under Article 356 of the Constitution was contrary to the law laid down by the apex court.

“The Appropriation Bill, passed on March 18, was actually not passed and despite that the Speaker certified it which really means the government has fallen. By Speaker’s order minority government was allowed to continue,” Rohatgi said.