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After imposing President’s rule 88 times, Congress must not crib: Naqvi

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said that it was strange to see the Congress cribbing about President’ rule imposed in Uttarakhand, when it had done the same over 88 times unconstitutionally.

“The Congress which is now cribbing about the President’s rule in Uttarakhand, has imposed the rule 88 times in the states out of which 50 times the rule has been imposed under the leadership of their biggest leader Indira Gandhi, and that too without any constitutional obligation,” Naqvi told ANI.

Naqvi further backed the Centre’s decision of imposing President’s rule in Uttarakhand, saying it has been ‘done under constitutional provisions’ to stop horse trading.

“We haven’t imposed President’s rule by dismissing the present government. Rather, it has been done to stop horse trading, and that is why, the assembly had been suspended, and that has also been done under constitutional provisions,” he added.

Naqvi criticised the Congress Party for pursuing negative role in stopping the progress of the country over past two years.

“If you look at the Congress in past two years, it has been centered around derailing the good work being done by this government… they have been disrupting parliament and have left no stones unturned to put obstacles in the path of development of the poor,” he added.

Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha M. Mallikarjun Kharge said that the Parliament session beginning on April 25 is likely to be stormy one, with his party all set to raise the political developments in Uttarakhand and the judgment of the Uttarakhand High Court quashing President’s Rule in the state.

He has said the opposition would go all out against the government for making a blatant attempt to destabilise opposition-ruled governments in different states and highlight the restoration of democratic principles by the Uttarakhand High Court.

The Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) is expected to meet on April 25 to chalk out its strategy in Parliament and the issues to be raised during the session which would last till May 13.

The party is also likely to raise the handling of the crisis that surfaced at the National Institute of Technology in Jammu and Kashmir and the worsening law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the handling of relations with Pakistan and the drought crisis in the country. (ANI)