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Rawat hails HC verdict, says it’s victory of people

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday termed the Nainital high court quashing President’ rule in the state and reviving the Congress government headed by him as the victory of democracy and people of the state. 

“This is the victory of the people of Uttarakhand. We welcome the verdict. The whole country knows who was behind the political instability in the state,” Rawat said.

Lashing out at the Centre and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for political crisis in the state, Rawat said: “We never talk of clash. They (BJP) are powerful, mighty and broad-chested, while we do our work silently with our heads bent down. Narendra Modi should at least now swear by cooperative federalism that he often mentions in his speech and prove its testimony by assisting us. We will try to forget the wounds as we have done earlier.”

He added, “The long political instability has derailed many welfare schemes and projects that we have envisaged in the state Budget. The BJP is becoming irrelevant in the state.” 

Meanwhile, it has been learnt that Rawat had called an all-party meeting of MLAs at his residence in the evening to discuss the next step to ensure victory in the floor test.
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