Course Name: In-depth study of Centre State Relations Lesson Name: Uttarakhand Crisis PRESENTED BY BHAVIN SANGO
About me B.A in Political Science & Psychology Appeared in UPSC CSE Mains VTeaching Indian Polity, International Relations, economics &mental Ability since 5 years Experience of teaching for various competitive exams such as NTSE, CET& UPSC Course Fee: CONTRIBUTE Follow me on: https://Unacademy.in/user/BhavinSangoi
Background In the 71 members Uttarakhand assembly 35 MLAs, including 9 dissident Congress MLAs, opposed passage of 'Appropriation Bill by voice vote and demanded division of vote
Speaker faltered VSpeaker declared bill passed without conducting Ballet voting, but did not send the bill to government as he feared governor might reject the bill due to the manner in which it was passed Speaker disqualified nine congress MLAs, who demanded division of votes
Governor's flip-flop Governor issued notice to CM Harish Rawat to prove majority on the floor of House, on 28th March 2016 Governor sent report to Union Cabinet that Government has lost majority and President rule be imposed because of emergence of sting operation which showed CM Harish Rawat trying to buy his own MLA
Imposition of President's Rule President Pranab Mukherjee was shown video of sting operation, along with certificate of forensic lab which declared video to be genuine. President signec proclamation and assembly was suspended
CM moved HC CM Moved Nainital High Court which rejected President's rule and restored Harish Rawat as CM. HC also ordered floor test to be conducted on 29/04/16
Center moved SC Centre moved SC, which stayed HC orders asked certain tough questions to centre and fixed date for floor test on 10/05/16
Question of authority Who is to decide whether the bill was passed or not? If the speaker claims the bill was passed, can governor reject that claim?
Question of procedure Is it necessary to pass Appropriation Bill by division of votes when demand for grants were voted in such manner Not conducting division of votes was a procedural error, but can article 356 be invoked for such a minor error
Rawat passed the floor test VCM won floor test as he had support of 33 MLAs which include 26 Congress, 6 Progressive democratic front (PDF) and 1 BJP dissident. 1 Congress MLA voted for BJP
BA Political Science and Psychology, Mumbai University. Teaching Polity, Economics and international relations for 7 years.