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The Congress of Uttarakhand affirms that CM Rawat cannot be elected, the crisis is looming | India News


DEHRADUN: A former MLA Congress warned that Uttarakhand was heading towards a “constitutional crisis” as BJP Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat, who was sworn in in March this year and needs to win an assembly seat by 10 September, he cannot contest the voting according to law, since there are less than a year to go before the elections to the assembly. Uttarakhand is scheduled to go to the polls early next year.
According to Nav Prabhat, who was Transport Minister in Harish Rawat’s government, the provisions of section 151A of the People’s Representation Act require that a bypoll cannot be held in a situation where there is only one year left until elections. state. “The state is heading towards a constitutional crisis. CM Tirath Singh Rawat’s six-month term ends on September 10, the BJP will have no choice but to appoint a new prime minister,” Prabhat told TOI.
He said that in a case in Punjab, the Supreme Court ruled the re-election of a minister, who was not elected for six months, as invalid and unconstitutional. However, the Uttarakhand agriculture minister, Subodh Uniyal, claimed that Congress was trying to mislead people through half-way information. ”
Two assembly seats, Gangotri and Haldwani, are empty. Gangotri’s seat became vacant on April 22 after Gopal Rawat’s disappearance, while Haldwani’s MLA Congress Indira Hridayesh passed away this month. Tirath Rawat is likely to compete with Gangotri.

Times of India