Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday termed the dismissal of the Congress government in Uttarakhand as unconstitutional. “It amounts to murder of democracy and is a brute attempt at undermining the federal structure of the Constitution,” Amarinder said in a statement in Chandigarh.
He also asked Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to clarify his stand on the issue as it (dismissal of the Uttarakhand government) undermines “the basic principle of federalism for which Badal has always been beating his breast”.
“It is a paradox that Badal’s daughter-in-law Harsimrat Kaur Badal was party to the cabinet decision that recommended the unconstitutional dismissal of the Uttarakhand government while he himself has always been crying hoarse about the attempts to undermine federal structure of the constitution,” Amarinder said.
“How the BJP government at the Centre, led by Narendra Modi, could dismiss an elected government without allowing the chief Minister to go for the floor test in the assembly,” Captain asked.