In a landmark judgement, the Uttarakhand High Court has set aside the President’s rule imposed on March 27, 2016 and directed the holding of a Floor test on April 29.
It is very significant that the Court underlined that Article 356 of the Constitution must be used as the last resort. Further, it ruled that the imposition of President’s rule was contrary to the norms laid down by the Supreme Court.
This is a slap on the face of the BJP-led Modi government which resorted to such an undemocratic and anti-Constitutional step in Uttarakhand.
Unable to form governments in states through people’s mandate in Assembly elections, the BJP is resorting to such a subterfuge. In this instance, those responsible for such an undemocratic exercise in Uttarakhand must be brought to book. Accountability is the hallmark of democracy.