Security stepped up in U’khand, wine shops closed

Amid political crisis in Uttarakhand, which led to the imposition of President’s rule in the state, the Chief Secretary has ordered to close down all wine shops and bars in the hill state.

Fearing violence and backlash, security has been stepped up outside the Uttarakhand Assembly.

Crying foul over imposition of President’s rule in Uttarakhand, former chief minister Harish Rawat today said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA at the Centre has been targeting his government ever since it came to power.

“The BJP-led Centre was after me and my government from day one. The Centre even made deduction in the funds allocated to the state, even funds for pilgrimage was reduced,” he added.

Venting his ire, he alleged that the BJP has murdered values of Babasaheb Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary.

After almost seven days of verbal battle between the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the political crisis in Uttarakhand, President’s rule was imposed in the hill state on Sunday.

The Uttarakhand Assembly has been kept in suspended animation following President’s rule in the state.

The recommendation was made by the Union Cabinet at its emergency meeting last night, which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)