In a huge embarrassment to Narendra Modi government, the Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday pulled up the Centre again using incredibly harsh language for its decision to impose the President’s Rule in the hill state.
According to NDTV, the HC said that ‘hope Centre doesn’t provoke us by cancelling the President’s Rule before our order.’
ANI quoted the judges as saying, “Why don’t you give a definite instruction that you won’t revoke President’s rule for a week? Tomorrow if you revoke president rule and invite somebody it will be travesty of justice. Is government a private party? More than anger we are pained that you can behave like this. How can you be playing with court?”
The latest observation came after,in a significant setback to Narendra Modi government, the Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday told the Centre that even the President could go wrong.
“There is no decision like that of king, which can’t be subject to judicial review. That’s the essence of Constitution. Even the President can go wrong, everything is subject to judicial review,” the High Court was quoted by ANI.
“We are not doubting the wisdom of the President, but everything is subject to judicial review,” the court added.
Justifying its stand, the Centre had earlier emphasised that that courts can’t have jurisdiction over the President’s assent.