Uttarakhand row: Attorney general meets President

  • PTI , New Delhi
  • Updated: May 11, 2016 22:02 IST
Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi leaves after the hearing on President's Rule in Uttarakhand, at the Supreme Court in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)

Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi met President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday evening to discuss legal issues pertaining to lifting of the Central rule in Uttarakhand, where Harish Rawat has won the trust vote.

Earlier in the day, Rohatgi had told Supreme Court that the Centre would revoke President’s rule in the state that was imposed over six weeks ago.

Later, the Union Cabinet met briefly and recommended lifting the Centre’s rule in the state.

The meeting between Rohatgi and the President lasted for about half an hour, Rashtrapati Bhavan officials said.

The AG had conceded in the apex court that Rawat has proved his majority.

“It is clear from news and other reports that orderly vote did take place and Rawat proved his majority. I have taken instruction from the government... that we will revoke the President’s rule,” the AG had said.

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