Uttarakhand crisis: Centre to move Supreme Court challenging HC order, says Mukul Rohatgi

Dehradun , PTI: The Centre would move the Supreme Court on Friday challenging the Uttarakhand High Court order quashing the proclamation of President’s rule in the state Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said on Thursday. He said he will mention the matter before the bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur on Friday morning seeking a stay on the verdict, which has revived the Congress government headed by Harish Rawat.

“The High Court was wrong in quashing the Presidential notification. The Presidential notification is based on relevant material,” he said said referring to the some of the important grounds for challenge to the High Court judgement.

The High Court said the imposition of President’s rule under Article 356 of the Constitution was contrary to the law laid down by the apex court.

“The Appropriation Bill, passed on March 18, was actually not passed and despite that the Speaker certified it which really means the government has fallen. By Speaker’s order minority government was allowed to continue,” Rohatgi said.