BJP ‘Belittled’ Prez Office by Imposing Rule in U’khand: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena also accused the centre for using President’s rule in Uttarakhand for political gains.

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In yet another attack on the Modi government after the Uttarakhand High Court struck down the President’s rule imposed in the state by the central government on Thursday, the NDA government’s key ally, Shiv Sena, said on Friday that the Centre’s decision has been embarrassingly “thrown into the dustbin”

The Shiv Sena also said that the government had embarrassingly “disrobed” itself.

The Sena, while welcoming the landmark verdict to restore the democratically elected Government, said it also “belittled” the office of the President.

In Samana, an editorial mouthpiece of the Shiv Sena, it said:

The judiciary has thrown into the dustbin the Centre’s decision to impose the President’s rule in Uttarakhand. It has also discredited Centre’s stand that the President had endorsed its recommendation. The Modi government tried to use the President’s office for political gains but were prevented from doing so by the Court. Thus, not only has the Centre disrobed itself, but also belittled the office of the President. Looking from a democratic perspective, the verdict should be welcomed.

The High Court also castigated the Centre for uprooting a democratically-elected government.

The Shiv Sena also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the “smouldering unrest” in different parts of India which, it warned, could turn into a “raging inferno”.

(With inputs from PTI and IANS.)

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