- President's Rule was introduced on March 27 by Centre
- Congress' Harish Rawat challenged move, reinstated as Chief Minister
- Trust vote on April 29 to determine if he can continue as Chief Minister
Harish Rawat has been reinstated as Chief Minister with the Court ordering "as you were" for the hill-side state; he will take a trust vote next Friday to determine if he can continue as head of a Congress government in the state. "The truth has won," he said today.
Tomorrow morning, the Centre will ask the Supreme Court to urgently hear its case on why President's Rule is necessary for Uttarakhand.
In March, just one day before Mr Rawat was scheduled to prove his majority in the legislature, the Centre declared that it would govern Uttarakhand through Governor KK Paul. It has argued that since President Pranab Mukherjee signed off on the decision, the move could not be examined by courts. "Even the President can be wrong," the judges firmly replied yesterday.
The Centre has said that Mr Rawat lost his majority in the legislature in March, as evidenced by the fact that nine of his own party members voted against the budget he presented for the state. But Mr Rawat says he can prove otherwise.
He has also dismissed as doctored a CD that the BJP furnished in which it claims he's seen attempting to buy votes.
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