Congress President Sonia Gandhi hailed as “victory for democracy” the high-stakes trial of strength in the Uttarakhand Assembly which her party clinched on Tuesday.”It is a victory for democracy,” she said after the floor test, outcome of which would be announced by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. It is being seen as a clear setback to the Modi government which had dismissed the state government and imposed President’s Rule on March 28.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>At the AICC briefing, party spokesman and senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi remarked, “We may have reason to exult.” He, however, hastened to add that it is subject to the final result to be announced by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.Singhvi said that the Congress assessment is based on the verbal accounts of MLAs, the way they sat in the House and reports in the media and it should be taken with a “bucket full of salt”.”The political process has worked itself out. If we win, it will prove such political misadventures are akin to a Himalayan blunder,” he said, taking a dig at the Modi dispensation. He steered clear of a question whether after winning the trust vote, Harish Rawat should dissolve the House and order fresh election.Several leaders in the party have been advocating such a course of action contending that it would help the party to go to the people on the theme of “murder of democracy”.Taking a dig at the Centre, Singhvi said, “Questions will be asked if it was the arrogance of power. Was it an attempt to distract the people?” He maintained that whatever be the decision tomorrow in the apex court, it is clear, “today is a victory for democracy”.Party General Secretary Digvijay Singh wished that the judiciary was “as forthright” on the issue of dismissal of the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh.The party’s chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala demanded that BJP should apologise to the nation.”Democracy wins in Uttarakhand. Defeat for conspirators. Truth always wins over muscle & money power. BJP must apologize to the Nation,” he said.
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