NDA partners deplore murder of democracy in Uttarakhand, says Congress

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016,10:05 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Congress today latched on to the Shiv Sena’s attack on BJP over strangulating democracy in Uttarakhand to target the ruling party at the Centre. Now NDA partners have deplored the murder of democracy in Uttarakhand, the AICC said on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Sena is the biggest ally of the BJP with which it is sharing power at the Centre and in Maharashtra. At the AICC briefing too, party’s senior spokesman Anand Sharma accused the BJP of attempting to destabilise the non-BJP governments as part of a deep conspiracy

Shiv Sena yesterday came out strongly against ally BJP over imposition of President’s rule in Uttarakhand, saying it had strangulated democracy in the name of morality and cautioned that this may create instability and anarchy in the country.

The BJP used nine rebel Congress MLAs to bring instability in Uttarakhand government, the Sena alleged in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. If the government had lost majority, the decision should have been taken in the state Assembly.

The Governor had even given time to the government to prove its majority by March 28, but a day before that President’s rule was imposed. What did the BJP gain, it asked.