Congress state president Pritam Singh demanded imposition of President's rule
According to Pritam, as per the constitutional provision, either President's rule should be imposed in the state or assembly elections should be held by dissolving the assembly.
Congress President Pritam Singh has said that Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has lost the opportunity to become a member of the Legislative Assembly within six months. In such a situation, once again a constitutional crisis can arise in Uttarakhand.
According to Pritam, as per the constitutional provision, either President's rule should be imposed in the state or assembly elections should be held by dissolving the assembly or a new chief minister should be elected from among the legislators.
At present Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat is not an MLA. To continue in office, Rawat must be an elected member of the Legislative Assembly before the completion of six months. Six months are being completed on 9th September. Under Section 151A of the Representation of the People Act, a by-election cannot be held where only one year is left for the general election, he said.
While talking to the media at his residence on Monday, the state president of Congress said that the entire matter is of the Election Commission. But under the Representation of the People Act, no election can be held in the state under the present circumstances. CM Rawat has lost the opportunity to become a member of the Legislative Assembly within six months.
Anything can happen if the commission becomes a puppet
Pritam says that if the Election Commission runs according to the rules, then elections cannot be held, but if the central or state government becomes a puppet, then anything can happen but whatever be the case, the Election Commission should take a decision on the bye-election as per the constitutional provisions. An attempt was made to contact Sowjanya, the Chief Electoral Officer, to take the side of the Election Commission in this regard, but could not be contacted.
Two assembly seats are currently vacant in Uttarakhand. The term of the present state assembly should end in March 2022. This means there are only nine months left for the term to end. If looks like this way, it is not possible for Chief Minister Tirath Singh to contest elections. In such a situation, once again there can be a change of leadership in Uttarakhand, or President's rule can be imposed by dissolving the assembly said Pritam Singh, State Congress President
Don't worry Congress, CM will contest elections: Subodh
Uttarakhand government's official spokesperson and cabinet minister Subodh Uniyal said that Congress should not worry about the chief minister's by-election. The Chief Minister will contest the elections, fulfilling the constitutional mandate.
Congress should not harp on a constitutional crisis
BJP state president Madan Kaushik said that the state Congress should not raise the slogan of a constitutional crisis. The Election Commission will decide on the by-elections. He said that Congress is scared after the Salt by-election and is now making nonsense statements. It has not yet been decided by the BJP from where the Chief Minister will contest. But there are proposals for seats from more than 12 MLAs in the party.
At the same time, there is no crisis in the seats about which Congress is making rhetoric. All this is for the Election Commission to decide when the elections will be held and the BJP is always ready. Because he has public support. The Congress, which had earlier described Salt as the semi-final of 2022, is in trouble. Now she is daydreaming too. The BJP organization and the government are currently engaged only in the service of the needy during the Corona period and because the Salt by-election has made it clear that the people are happy with the development agenda of the BJP. BJP is making a comeback in 2022 with a thumping majority.