Wednesday , 23 May 2018
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Utrakhand brought under President’s rule

Uttarakhand was brought under President’s rule on Sunday by the Centre on grounds of “breakdown of governance” in a controversial decision which comes in the wake of a political crisis triggered by a rebellion in the ruling Congress.
President Pranab Mukherjee signed the proclamation under Art 356 of the Constitution dismissing the Congress government headed by Harish Rawat and placing the Assembly under suspended animation this morning on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet.
I’ve today taken decision to disqualify 9 rebel Congress MLAs from the assembly under anti-defection law-Govind Kunjal, Uttarakhand Speaker.
The Cabinet had held an emergency meeting here last night presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had cut short a visit to Assam to return to the capital for the purpose.