Uttarakhand passes bill barring people with over two children from panchayat polls, sets Class 10 as minimum qualification
The Uttarakhand Assembly Wednesday unanimously passed a bill barring people with more than two children from contesting panchayat polls and also making minimum educational qualifications mandatory for rural election candidates
CBI has asked Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat to appear before it on 26 December in connection with a probe into the purported sting operation involving him.
Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat said by reinstating a democratically elected government in the state they have upheld the supremacy of the Constitution.
The recent failed attempt in Uttarakhand to use Article 356 for partisan gains was a clear case to highlight the ‘murder of democracy’. But then, Rahul should have remembered that Modi was not the only culprit in this abuse of the provision of Article 356 in the Constitution
With Harish Rawat set to be reinstated as Uttarakhand CM, the Opposition on Wednesday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologise to Parliament.
The Uttarakhand Assembly is taking a floor test of Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s government as you read this. It is an unprecedented vote in that it is being directly supervised by the Supreme Court of India
The result of the Supreme Court-mandated floor test for ousted Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat should decide the political battle between the warring Congress and the BJP, but not the legal row over the constitutional validity of imposition of President’s Rule in the state by the Centre
With Supreme Court ordering a floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly on 10 May to decide the majority of the Harish Rawat-led government, the BJP-led central government might soon have to face embarrassment as it had promulgated President’s rule in the state.
The Supreme Court suggested that it may order a 'composite floor test' for Uttarakhand Assembly as was directed by the apex court in 2005 in Jharkhand.
The Congress party told the Uttarakhand HC that the nine rebel MLAs had never said they were willing to support another Congress government under a different chief minister.
The Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday made a veiled warning to it, hoping it will not "provoke" the court by revoking the central rule in the state now and making clear the decision is open to judicial review as even the President can go wrong.
President's Rule in Uttarakhand: When parties wilfully ignore landmark SC guidelines, the common man is the biggest loser
While the legal state of affairs created in Uttarakhand is disturbing, what is more worrying is the way the political tug-of-war will be played out
Raising the issue in the Uttarakhand Assembly as soon as it met for the day, the BJP said speculation in this regard was tarnishing the state's image.