In a big relief to former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, the Uttarakhand High Court has given him a chance to prove his majority in the state assembly. But the court has also allowed 9 rebel congress MLAs to participate in the voting.
The trust vote will be taken on March 31,the outcome of the voting will be reported to the High Court in a sealed envelope on April 01.
Harish Rawat has challenged the imposition of President’s rule in the state.
The court ruled that all 70 MLAs, including the nine rebels who were suspended on Sunday by the Speaker must vote.
However, the court ordered that the rebels would vote separately under the supervision of a court appointed observer.
Quoting official sources in central government, news channels in New Delhi reported that centre was considering to move the Supreme Court against High court verdict.
However, the central government appears to be readying itself for any eventuality as on Tuesday night it recommended the President to prorogue the budget session of Parliament.
It would allow the central government to withdraw money from consolidated fund of India to run the state of Uttarakhand beyond March 31 this year.Follow Meri Sarkar