Dehradun: In the latest development in Uttarakhand’s political crisis, the central government has decided to challenge the Nainital High Court order allowing Congress government in the state to prove its majority in the assembly on Thursday despite President's Rule.
Attorney General of India Mukul Rohtagi will on Wednesday argue for Centre in Nainital High Court before the double bench.
The Central Government will challenge the Nainital High Court`s order directing a floor test in the Uttarakhand state assembly on March 31.
The Nainital High Court on Tuesday ordered a floor test in the Assembly to determine which party enjoys a majority and stayed President`s Rule, which was imposed on Sunday.
The court, in its order, also allowed the nine suspended rebel MLAs to take part in the floor test.
The assembly floor test will be held at 11 am on Thursday and Registrar General of Nainital HC will be present as an observer.
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.
(With ANI inputs)