Result out, Harish Rawat returns as Uttarakhand CM
NEW DELHI: The SC on Wednesday formally declared Harish Rawat the winner in the Uttarakhand assembly trust vote after which President’s rule was lifted in the state, facilitating his return as chief minister.
Shortly after the top court’s order, the Union cabinet recommended revocation of President’s rule, which was done later in the evening, ending nearly two months of a political impasse in the state.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was quick to react, saying “democracy won in Uttarakhand”. “Hope the PM learns the lesson that people of India and institutions built by our founding fathers will not tolerate murder of democracy,” Gandhi tweeted.
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Harish Rawat celebrates with party workers.