"Now NDA partners have deplored the murder of democracy in Uttarakhand", the AICC said on micro-blogging site Twitter. Sena is the biggest ally of the BJP with which it is sharing power at the Centre and in Maharashtra.

At the AICC briefing too, party's senior spokesman Anand Sharma accused the BJP of attempting to destabilise the non-BJP governments as part of a "deep conspiracy"

Shiv Sena came out strongly against ally BJP over imposition of President's rule in Uttarakhand, saying it had "strangulated democracy" in the name of morality and cautioned that this may create "instability and anarchy" in the country.

"The BJP used nine rebel Congress MLAs to bring instability in Uttarakhand government," the Sena alleged in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'.

"If the government had lost majority, the decision should have been taken in the state assembly. The Governor had even given time to the government to prove its majority by March  28, but a day before that President's rule was imposed. What did the BJP gain out of it?" it asked.

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