'Modi Govt's blatant power grab fails': Rahul on Uttarakhand HC verdict

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New Delhi, Apr 21: "Modi Govt's blatant power grab fails. Democracy wins", Rahul Gandhi said today mounting a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of Uttarakhand High Court verdict reviving the Congress government there.

"Modiji while you attack the Constitution, destroy institutions&undermine Democracy pl(please) remember ppl (people) of Uttarakhand & entire country are watching", the Congress Vice President said on micro-blogging site Twitter.

'Modi Govt's blatant power grab fails': Rahul on Uttarakhand HC verdict

Party's chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala demanded that the Prime Minister as also BJP chief Amit Shah tender an unconditional apology to the nation.

Terming the court's verdict as a victory of people of Uttarakhand, democracy and constitutional norms, Surjewala said Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah should learn a lesson from this "decisive and resounding verdict.

"This is a victory for the people of Uttarakhand, democracy and constitutional norms. This is also a slap on the face of those in BJP who sought to dislodge an elected government, elected with the mandate of people in Uttarakhand.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah will be well advised to now tender an unconditional apology to the nation and also to people of Uttarakhand for trampling upon democracy, murdering constitution norms and subjugating the will of people to their blind quest to dislodge Congress governments. We welcome the verdict," Surjewala said.

Dealing a major blow to Modi government, the Uttarakhand High Court today quashed the imposition of President' rule in the state and revived the Congress government headed by Harish Rawat, who has been asked to prove his majority on April 29.

PTI

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