From Our Correspondent
ITAGAR, May 12: Former Chief Minister and Congress veteran bam Tuki hailed the Supreme Court verdict declaring Harish Rawat as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand after paving way for a floor test under its supervision. Uttarakhand in the recent months had witnessed political turmoil similar to what Aruchal Pradesh had witnessed. While today’s SC verdict put an end to the turmoil in Uttarakhand by reinstating the Congress government with Rawat as the Chief Minister, Aruchal Pradesh and bam Tuki are still awaiting justice from the apex court.
“This is a victory of democracy over divisive forces and a victory of our Constitution over unconstitutiol forces,” Tuki said in a statement here. Congratulating Rawat on the victory, the former Chief Minister expressed faith on the judiciary and said that though delayed justice and truth has prevailed.
He took a dig at the central government and the BJP terming the SC verdict as a big slap on covert operations to topple a democratically elected government.
“Though our case is still pending in the Supreme Court, by today’s judgment we are sure justice will be delivered to us sooner than later,” Tuki added. The Aruchal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) termed the verdict as a big blow to Prime Minister rendra Modi and BJP saying that democracy won and the people mandated government had been reinstalled with Harish Rawat as the Chief Minister.
“The Supreme Court has given a fair justice and we would like to appreciate that Modi and BJP have no respect for the constitution and democracy which they have dismissed the clear mandated government, first in Aruchal and then in Uttarakhand. Now Modi and BJP may not dare to dislodge other non BJP states as they might have learned the lesson this far,” APCC chief Padi Richo said in a statement. He said, the Governor must have realized his misdeeds after all the political episode was done by him with the direction from the Centre. “He must know that a Governor has no power under the constitution to pre pone the assembly session or summon any session without the aid and advice of the Chief Minister and the Council of Ministers. According to the article 175 clause (2) of the Constitution of India, “the Governor can send messages to the legislative assembly with respect to a bill pending in the legislature”. However J P Rajkhowa twisted the article and converted the message into an order by asking the legislative assembly to conduct assembly session as per his date without consulting the CM and cabinet ministers,” Richo alleged.