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Uttarakhand crisis: Centre approaches High Court against its floor test order

News Agencies | Updated on: 30 March 2016, 14:24 IST

After Congress, the central government has now approached the Uttarakhand High Court and challenged its order of a floor test in the Assembly on 31 March.

Both the parties have allegedly approached the courts for a double bench hearing which is reportedly to take place on Wednesday.

A petition was mentioned before a division bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice K M Joseph and Justice VK Bisht by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on behalf of the central government.

The petition sought clarity on whether the floor test can be held in the state Assembly after the promulgation of President's rule when the House is in suspended animation.

After a two-day hearing on a writ petition challenging the imposition of President's rule in the state, the single judge bench of Justice U C Dhyani in an interim order yesterday directed a floor test in the Assembly on 31 March and allowed even the nine disqualified rebel MLAs of the Congress to vote during the exercise.

Filed by former chief minister Harish Rawat through his counsel and senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, the writ petition has Union of India as the respondent.

- With PTI inputs

First published: 30 March 2016, 14:24 IST
 
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