Centre's Uttarakhand decision thrown into 'dustbin': Shiv Sena

In yet another attack on the Modi government after the Uttarakhand High Court verdict, key NDA ally Shiv Sena on Friday said the Centre's decision to impose President's rule in the hill state has been 'thrown into the dustbin' and that it had 'disrobed' itself.

The Modi government suffered a major embarrassment after the Uttarakhand High Court in a stunning verdict yesterday quashed the imposition of President's Rule in the state. The Sena while welcoming the landmark verdict to restore the democratically elected Government said it also 'belittled' the office of the President.

"The judiciary has thrown into the dustbin the Centre's decision to impose the President's rule in Uttarakhand. It has also discredited Centre's stand that the President had endorsed its recommendation," said an editorial in Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamana.'

The Court's observation that the President can err literally means the Modi government has committed a mistake by imposing Central rule in the hill state, it said.

"The Modi government tried to use the President's office for political gains but were prevented from doing so by the Court. Thus, not only has the Centre disrobed itself, but also belittled the office of the President," it said.

"Looking from a democratic perspective, the verdict should be welcomed," the Sena said. The High Court also castigated the Centre for uprooting a democratically-elected government.

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