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HC quashes President's Rule in Uttarakhand, Subramanian Swamy says BJP govt should appoint new AG, SG

President's Rule was imposed in Uttarakhand on March 27.


HC quashes President's Rule in Uttarakhand, Subramanian Swamy says BJP govt should appoint new AG, SG

New Delhi: With the Uttarakhand High Court quashing the imposition of President's rule in the state, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy, Thursday, opined that central government should appoint a new Attorney General and Solicitor General.

Taking pot shots at 'unprepared' Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi and Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, the fireband BJP leader tweeted:

Coming down heavily on the Centre for the March 27 proclamation under Art 356, a division bench of the high court headed by Chief Justice KM Joseph said the imposition of the President's rule was contrary to the law laid down by the Supreme Court.

After two consecutive days of hearing on a matter filed by ousted Congress chief minister Harish Rawat, the court said the proclamation of central rule in the state stood null and void.

The court said central rule should be clamped in a state as a last resort, suggesting this did not happen in Uttarakhand. It fixed April 29 for a floor test in the state Assembly.

President's Rule was imposed in Uttarakhand on March 27 after nine Congress legislators defected, depriving majority support in the assembly to the Rawat government.

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