Nainital/New Delhi/Dehradun: Dealing a major blow to Modi government, the Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday quashed the imposition of President rule in the state and revived the Congress government headed by Harish Rawat, who has been asked to prove his majority on April 29.
Coming down heavily on the Centre for the March 27 proclamation under Art 356, a division bench of the high court headed by Chief Justice K M Joseph said the imposition of the President's rule was contrary to the law laid down by the Supreme Court.
The state's ousted chief minister Harish Rawat of the Congress hailed the high court decision to axe President's Rule in the state as a victory for the people.
The Congress too hailed as a victory of democracy the ruling of the Uttarakhand High Court setting aside the imposition of President's Rule in the state.
The BJP however said it was not surprised at the Uttarakhand High Court decision setting aside imposition of President's Rule in the state.