Central Finance Minister Arun Jaitley expressed his thoughts today at a media briefing in New Delhi.
President's rule was imposed in Uttarakhand today. Leaders from various political parties exchanged blows over the decision which came only 24 hours before Harish Rawat, the state's former Chief Minister, was due to prove his majority.
This is murder of our democracy and the constitution.
Harish Rawat, Former Chief Minister, Uttarakhand
The government of Uttarakhand was murdering provisions of the Constitution everyday.
Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister
Modi ji and Government were nervous and hence President's rule was imposed in the state in haste, by murdering the democracy
Shakeel Ahmad, Congress
President's rule became necessary because CM was not resigning even after losing majority.
Vijay Bahuguna, Congress
Having failed in all conspiracy, now President's rule has been imposed.
Randeep Surjewala, Congress
Harish Rawat is himself a threat to Uttarakhand and democracy.
Bhagat Singh Koshyari, BJP
If people use such horse trading tactics to prove a majority, then it cannot be called democratic form of government.
Kailash Vijavargiya, BJP
Prez rule imposed one day before trust vote? BJP is anti-democracy. BJP/RSS want dictatorship, want to rule India thro Prez Rule (sic)