Patna, March 28: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday dubbed President's Rule in Uttarakhand as "murder of democracy" and accused the central government of violating the Indian constitution.
"The President's Rule in Uttarakhand is a murder of democracy," Nitish told the media here.
He said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led union government had openly violated the 10th schedule of the constitution. "The 10th schedule should be removed from the constitution," the Bihar chief minister said.
Nitish also questioned the Centre's alleged role in horse-trading in Uttarakhand.
Earlier, he said that the President's Rule in Uttarakhand was a blatant assault on democracy and exposed the Narendra Modi government's so-called commitment to cooperative federalism.