President’s rule to continue in Uttarakhand

New Delhi(PTI):President’s rule will continue in Uttarakhand and an April 29 floor test in the Assembly, ordered by the Uttarakhand High Court will not take place, as the Supreme Court today extended its stay on the quashing of Central rule.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi and BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli leave after the hearing on President's Rule in Uttarakhand, at the Supreme Court in New Delhi. File photo

Hearing the Centre’s appeal against the High Court order, revoking President’s rule, the apex court framed seven tough questions and even gave liberty to the Attorney-General to include other questions the government would like to be addressed.

The bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh posted the matter for further hearing on May 3 amidst indication that the verdict may be pronounced before the court breaks for summer vacation by the middle of next month.

The bench made it clear that it was extending the stay on the High Court verdict till further orders on the consent of parties.