Promulgation of any such ordinance would be "unprecedented and unconstitutional", Sibal, a senior Supreme Court lawyer, told reporters here. He attacked the Centre accusing it of being "not concerned about parliamentary democracy and the Constitution".
    
Taking a dig at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, also a senior advocate, Sibal remarked, "I must congratulate Jaitley. It is a first to his credit. The central government will decide whether Budget in an Assembly is passed or not."
    
Claiming that the Budget has already been approved by the Uttarakhand Assembly, he said that the Speaker has declared so and there has been no petition in any court against it nor has anyone approached any court.
    
Targeting BJP and the Centre, he alleged that they wanted to show anyhow that the Budget has not been passed on the floor of the Uttarakhand Assembly. He accused the Centre of playing this "political game" as part of its attempts to destabilise the state government.

Latest News from India News Desk