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Is the government a private party? Uttarakhand HC asks centre

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

On the fourth consecutive day of hearing on imposition on President's rule in Uttarakhand, the state high court told the centre that it was pained by the steps taken by central government in this regard.

"More than anger we are pained that you can behave like this, how can you be playing with court?" the court said.

The court is hearing former Chief Minister Harish Rawat's petition challenging President's Rule in the state.

Amid speculation that the centre is planning to revoke the President's rule, the Uttarakhand HC said, "Why don't you give a definite instruction that you won't revoke President's rule for a week?"

A tweet from ANI quoted HC telling centre that, "tomorrow if you revoke president rule and invite somebody it will be travesty of justice, is the government a private party?" 

The state High Court has reportedly said that the President's Rule remain in effect till a verdict is reached.

The crisis in Uttarakhand began when nine congress MLAs left the party and pledged their support to the BJP. President's rule was imposed on the state on 27 March, just a day before the floor test.

First published: 21 April 2016, 12:59 IST