NEW DELHI: President's Rule has been imposed in Uttarakhand and the state Assembly has been…
DEHRADUN(ANI): In a major relief to Congress, the Nainital High Court on Tuesday allowed a floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly on March 31st and the nine suspended rebel MLAs have been allowed to take part.
The assembly floor test will be held at 11 am on Thurday and Registrar General of Nainital HC will be present as an observer.
Meanwhile, the President’s rule has been stayed in the state.
“The floor test was asked by us on the basis of past precedents of Supreme Court,” said Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Counsel for Harish Rawat.
The Congress had moved the High Court on Monday and pertaining to that, Justice US Dhyani admitted the petition on the issue and directed the Centre to file a counter reply by Tuesday.
The Centre, in a dramatic move, dismissed the Congress government and imposed President’s rule in the state citing breakdown of governance.
Not amused by the step, Chief Minister Harish Rawat termed it as the ‘murder of democracy’.
With the move coming weeks after President’s rule was imposed in Arunachal Pradesh, an angry Congress claimed that the BJP had stooped to a new low and would challenge the order in court.
The crisis in the hill state erupted on March 18 when nine Congress MLAs rebelled against Rawat’s government, resulting in flip-flop in the passage of the Appropriation Bill. The BJP met the governor the same day and staked claim to form the government.