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Modi’s hands dipped in ‘blood’: Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday condemned the imposition of President’s rule in the north Indian state as a “murder” of democracy and the Constitution and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hands were dipped in the “blood” of the “trampled” aspirations of the people.

Alleging that central rule was a result of a “premeditated conspiracy” hatched by the Centre to dislodge a democratically elected Congress government in the state, Rawat also said the BJP was “thirsty for his blood” right from the day he assumed office on February one, 2014 and did not want his government to stabilise. “It is a murder of democracy and the Constitution. Modi’s hands are dipped in the blood of the trampled aspirations of the people of Uttarakhand,” Rawat said at his first news conference here after the imposition of President’s rule capping the ten-day long political upheaval in Uttarakhand after nine Congress rebels raised a banner of revolt against him and supported BJP.

“What has happened is the result of a premeditated conspiracy hatched by the Centre to dislodge a democratically elected Congress government in the state,” he alleged, adding there was a “propaganda blast” against him by raking up issues relating to alleged corruption.

Claiming that he had clear majority in the state assembly, Rawat said it was part of a conspiracy by the BJP to impose president’s rule even before giving the state government a chance to go for a floor test in the House. 
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