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SC order has stopped BJP from forming illegitimate govt: Rawat

Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday said the Supreme Court’s interim order has prevented the Centre from revoking President’s rule and hoisting an “illegitimate” government in the state.

“The Supreme Court acknowledges that President’s Rule will not revoke till final hearings are heard. It’s pleasant that the Supreme Court’s interim order has ended all speculations to make illegal government from the back door by all means,” he said.

He added the court had prevented any attempt of forging a majority (by BJP) and revoking President’s rule to force an illegitimate government on the state. 

On future challenges, he said, “We are ready for every altering situation. It can be of one hour or one day. But there is no pall of dejection in our group. We are prepared for big challenges that we have to face in coming days.”

Rawat said he would abide by the Apex Court’s order with humility and respect. The Congress leader said it is an interim order that is applicable only till April 27. He, however, urged the SC to decide the matter on merit at an early date so that the state does not suffer any more, saying that political instability had posed a serious crisis to the state’s development.

After resuming charge on Thursday, Rawat took the decision of to set-up a committee, under the supervision of chief secretary of the state, to look into the water crises in Uttarakhand. 
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