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Democracy has won in Uttarakhand: Rahul Gandhi

Wed, May 11, 2016, 01:56 PM
New Delhi, May 11: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that "democracy has won" in Uttarakhand despite the BJP doing its "worst" to topple the elected government.

He also hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would learn a lesson from his party's defeat that the people and the institutions built by founding fathers "will not tolerate the murder of democracy".

"They did their worst. We did our best. Democracy won in Uttarakhand!", Gandhi tweeted after the results of the assembly floor test said that the Congress had won and that Chief Minister Harish Rawat's government was to be reinstated after revocation of President's Rule.

"Hope Modiji learns his lesson - people of this country and the institutions built by our founding fathers will not tolerate the murder of democracy!," Gandhi posted on his official Twitter account.

The central government on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that the Harish Rawat-led Congress government has legislative majority in Uttarakhand and President's Rule will be revoked from the hill state soon.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi informed the apex court that Rawat got 33 votes in his favour while 28 legislators voted against him in the floor test held on Tuesday.

He said the central government, which dismissed the Rawat-led Congress government on March 27 citing misgovernance, would withdraw President's Rule on Wednesday
Agency: IANS
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