The above issue went viral all over India and the BJP faced heavy criticism even by their loyal supporters "bhakts". The BJP MLA was later arrested and court sent him to Police remand for further investigation and questioning.
The rebel Congress MLAs released video of their sting operation featuring CM Harish Rawat as promising someone bribe or something kind of. The Union Cabinet ministers had a meeting with Prime Minister at his residence for one hour and discussed the same.
After the meeting BJP suggested President for his rule in the state while stating the report of Uttarakhand Governor that said "the state machinery has failed". On the very next day i.e. yesterday, President's rule was imposed in the state.
Meanwhile the speaker of the state assembly disqualified the 9 rebel Congress MLAs on the grounds of anti-defection law. The speaker said, he hadn't received the official order from the President and the Legislative Assembly will continue its functioning tomorrow for the Congress to prove its majority.
The Uttarakhand legislative assembly has strength of 70 members. After disqualification of 9 rebel MLAs the strength has been reduced to 61. Out of which the BJP has 28 members and Congress has 27 legislators. Along with the support of 6 lawmakers of Progressive Democratic Front it will be an easy task for the Congress to win the trust vote today.
There's an important question also to be answered, "Is the sting video genuine and real?" The answer is yes. Just after the press conference by rebel MLAs, BJP sent the sting videos for forensic investigation and surprisingly the investigation was completed so fast.
The Congress is accusing the Centre of "Killing Democracy" saying the BJP has no faith in democracy. Even if the sting video is genuine and not morphed, who is BJP to punish Harish Rawat, why didn't they move to court to claim that the "CM is ineligible to hold his post", as we saw last year Jayalalitha was also sent to jail for holding "more money than her official sources of income" but the government continued to function.
The sting video is attack on Mr. Harish Rawat personally and not on the whole government and the state machinery. So why did BJP call it as the reason of imposing President's Rule?
Yes, the speaker did an incorrect thing by passing a failed bill, but that might also be a mistake as the voting was oral not mechanical or written. The issue should have been sent for investigation. The matter is so small that the "President's Rule" is totally unjustified.
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