The remarks came on a day when the Centre moved the apex court challenging the Uttarakhand High Court verdict quashing President's rule in the state.
Stressing that there should be no violation of the top court's rulings in the Bommai and other cases, Rawat said, "The Centre should allow the state governments to function on their own under the federal structure. The states have their own role."
In the Bommai case, the apex court has laid down certain guidelines to prevent the misuse of Article 356 of the Constitution, saying the majority enjoyed by the Council of Ministers shall be tested on the floor of the House.
Rawat said as per the Indian political tradition, dismissal of state governments has been termed as wrong.The Chief Minister hoped that the Centre does not get any relief from the Supreme Court on the Uttarakhand issue.
"Whether the decision regarding Uttarakhand is right or wrong should be left to the people of the state. States should also ensure that there is no harm to the country," he said.Rawat said he has given directions to officials to take steps to deal with water crisis in the state and take decisions on pending matters.

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