New Delhi, Apr 22: As the union government readies to battle it out in the Supreme Court challenging the verdict of the Uttarakhand High Court which set aside president's rule in the state, there is both a sense of confidence and anxiety.
The BJP says that they will fight it out in the Supreme Court and will not change their position.
While many have termed it as a set back for the BJP, the party leaders however point out that they were quite sure that the verdict would turn out this way. Yesterday the High Court struck down the imposition of President's rule in Uttarakhand and paved the way for a floor test scheduled to be held on April 29.
We are sure of our position:
The BJP says that the decision was not a brazen one. The Harish Rawat government indeed was in a minority. It was after much consideration that such a decision was taken. We do not think we have side stepped the guidelines laid down in the S R Bommai verdict, a BJP leader informed OneIndia.
BJP sources also say that they would challenge all portions of the High Court order. The prayer would be the restoration of President's rule in the state. Discussions were held late into the night.
In fact the BJP was bracing for this ever since the first hearing in the High Court took place. They had anticipated that the order would go against them and a decision to prepare a strong appeal was taken much in advance.