Dehradun: Terming the crisis faced by his government as a “sad chapter”, Uttarakhand's CM-in-waiting Harish Rawat, Wednesday, said that the entire episode has strengthened the constitutional scheme of governance.
“The whole episode has strengthened the constitutional scheme of governance, it was a period of tension and Uttarakhand had to face many difficulties,” Rawat said.
He also thanked the courts for restoring democracy in the state.
Rawat stressed that his wish to forget about the acrimony and move forward with a positive frame of mind.
“Let us forget the past experience and we should start a new chapter,” he said, adding, “All's well that ends well.”
“We wish to forget it as a bad patch and move forward,” he said.
Rawat said that he was indebted to his party leadership, especially party president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi, for the support and for starting a movement in the nation to “save democracy”.
Praising the “magnanimity” shown by Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi for taking the lead to inform the SC that the Centre is withdrawing President's Rule in Uttarakhand, Rawat said that he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jiatley.
“I will meet the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister and tell them that the state of Uttarakhand needs your support,” he said.