SC asks Centre on feasibility of floor test in Uttarakhand under its supervision

Supreme Court of India building in New Delhi.

The Supreme Court today asked the central government to explore the feasibility of holding a floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly under court’s supervision.

Supreme Court also adjourned till tomorrow the hearing on the Centre’s appeal against the Uttarakhand High Court verdict revoking President’s rule in the state.

A division bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh asked the Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi to take instructions from the central government in this regard and respond to the court on Wednesday.

The Apex Court had on 27th of last month, directed to continue the President’s rule for the while. The two- judge division bench had also asked several questions to the Centre asking it to justify imposition of President’s rule in Uttarakhand.

New Delhi had imposed President’s Rule on March 27, one day before Chief Minister Harish Rawat was to take a trust vote in the assembly.

The decision was taken by the Cabinet after broadcast of an alleged sting operation on TV channels in which then chief minister Harish Rawat was shown as offering favours in return of securing votes during the trust vote.

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