HC verdict has applied balm on wounded Uttarakhand: Harish Rawat

Expressing his gratitude to the Uttarakhand High Court for striking down the imposition of President`s Rule in the state, former chief minister Harish Rawat said the verdict has applied balms on the wounded state.

ANI| Last Updated: Apr 21, 2016, 23:10 PM IST

Dehradun: Expressing his gratitude to the Uttarakhand High Court for striking down the imposition of President`s Rule in the state, former chief minister Harish Rawat said the verdict has applied balms on the wounded state.

Cherishing the Uttarakhand High Court`s verdict, Rawat said it was a very big moment, which he would never forget.

Asking the Centre to move ahead of the past happenings and contribute to Uttarakhand`s development, Rawat said if the ruling dispensation helped them even now then they would be able to heal the people`s wounds and take the state on the development path.

"I would like to say that if we forget all past things and look forward, our fight will go on in the court and the matter will on, but I would like to say it especially to the Centre that if they help us even now, we will be able to fill the people`s wounds. Because, I want whenever works start, it should start with the intention of cooperation," he said.

Calling on his friends and colleagues to give up their resentment, he said, "I will also ask my friends and colleagues to forget all the past chapters, but no hurdles should be created in the development of the state.

"Expressing his gratitude to the people of the state, Rawat said, "I`m overwhelmed the way people fought this battle. We would have not fought back such powerful people if they had not backed us. I thank them all."

"We did not have strength to fight back such powerful people, but we were able to fight on the strength provided by the people and our faith in the judiciary," he said.

In a setback to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government at the Centre, the court on Thursday set aside President`s rule proclamation in the state.Allowing ousted chief minister Harish Rawat`s petition challenging the imposition of President`s Rule, the court fixed April 29 for the floor test for him.