New Delhi : Expressing satisfaction and confidence over the floor test on March 31, the Congress Party on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government which wanted to subjugate federalism have been given a befitting answer in the shape of a judicial verdict.
“Important issue is Modi government which wanted to subjugate federalism, negate the Constitution, break all democratic traditions and do way with constitutional 42nd amendment and impose President’s rule has been given a befitting answer in shape of a judicial verdict,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told ANI.
Surjewala further stated that the Uttarakhand High Court has fixed a new date for floor test despite the imposition of President’s rule by the Modi Government.
“It has not upset the disqualification but has only said that pending a final adjudication of the issue, these MLAs may be permitted to vote, but the vote should be kept separately. The registrar general of Uttarakhand High Court shall oversee the entire process,” he added.
Surjewala alleged that Prime Minister Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah do not care about the verdict of the people of this country.
“We want to again tell the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Prime Minister and the BJP president that the only important thing that counts in democracy is will of the common voter. Once he has decided that there will be a Congress government in Uttarakhand, Modi ji has no business to threw muscle and money power to dislodge an elected government of the Congress Party,” he added.
In a major relief for the Congress in the state, the Nainital High Court on Tuesday allowed a floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly on March 31st and the nine suspended rebel MLAs have been allowed to take part.
Meanwhile, the President’s rule has been stayed in the state.
The Centre dismissed the Congress government and imposed President’s rule in the state citing breakdown of governance.
Former 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.
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)