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Harish Rawat

Harish Rawat

Dehradun, Dislodged former chief minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat today moved the Uttarakhand High Court in Nainital challenging the imposition of President s rule in the state.

Rawat’s petition came up before the single bench of Justice U C Dhyani, who after hearing both sides, said the matter would be taken up again tomorrow.

The petition, filed on Rawat’s behalf by his counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi, has questioned the Centre’s decision bringing the hill state under President’s rule.

Singhvi appeared on behalf of Rawat, while Rakesh Thapliyal represented the Union government.Additional Solictor General Tushar Mehta will argue the case on behalf of the Union government tomorrow.

Singhvi, a senior Congress leader and party spokesman, argued that circumstances were not suitable for invoking article 356 of the constitution and imposing presiodent s rule in the state.

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