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President’s rule ends Harish Rawat regime in Uttarakhand

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Published on 27 March 2016 10:20 AM GMT

President’s rule ends Harish Rawat regime in Uttarakhand
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Dehradun: The week-long political drama in Uttarakhand ended on Sunday when President’s was imposed in the Hill State after recommendation from the Union Cabinet.

A report recommending imposition of the president’s rule was sent to the central govdernment last Saturday night by the Uttarkhand governor.

The issue:

The political crisis in Uttarakhand started earlier this month 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.

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.

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