Harish Rawat meets Uttarakhand Governor, says 'dismissed government still has complete majority'

 Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday met Governor KK Paul and presented two memorandums signed by 34 MLAs.

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2016, 14:30 PM IST
Harish Rawat meets Uttarakhand Governor, says 'dismissed government still has complete majority'
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Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday met Governor KK Paul and presented two memorandums signed by 34 MLAs.

"We went to present two memorandums signed by 34 MLAs to Governor," Rawat said after the meeting.

"We told the Governor that the dismissed government still has complete majority," he added, as per ANI.

Capping a nine-day high-voltage political drama, the Centre had yesterday brought Uttarakhand under President's rule citing a Constitutional breakdown in the wake of a rebellion in the ruling Congress.

President Pranab Mukherjee signed the proclamation under Art 356 of the Constitution dismissing the Congress government headed by Rawat and placing the Assembly under suspended animation on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet.

 

The Centre was of the view that continuance of the Rawat government was "immoral and unconstitutional" after March 18 when the Speaker declared the Appropriation Bill "passed" in controversial circumstances without allowing a division pressed for by 35 MLAs, including 9 rebel Congress legislators.

The Union Cabinet had held an emergency meeting on Saturday night presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had cut short a visit to Assam to return to the capital for the purpose.

 

The Cabinet considered several reports received from Governor, who had described the political situation as volatile.

(With PTI inputs)