“Even the President can go wrong”, Nainital High Court
Dehradun: "Even the President can go wrong," remarked the bench of Nainital High Court on Wednesday during the argument in the case related to the President's rule in Uttarakhand.
The bench suggested that Centre’s motives appear suspect in its decision to recommend President's rule in the Hill state.
What court said?
The court said that there is no decision which cannot be subjected to judicial review when argued that the President’s rule cannot be reviewed by court.
High Court slams centre:
“You are attacking the root of democracy,” said the court on Tuesday last expressing its disagreement with the Centre’s argument to prevent constitutional break down in Uttarakhand.
The political crisis in Uttarakhand started earlier in March when nine Member of Legislative Party (MLA) rebelled against the Chief Minister Harish Rawat.
A notice was also issued against them by the assembly speaker asking why they should not be disqualified under the anti-defection law.
The President’s rule was imposed in Uttarakhand on March 27 last.
Horse trading sting:
The rebel MLAs released a sting video of Rawat, alleging that he had indulged in horse-trading to save his government.
The state BJP immediately contended that governance had completely broken down in the state and called for President’s Rule.