Uttarakhand crisis: SC grants Centre time till May 6 to clear stand on holding floor test
The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted Centre time till May 6 to appraise it about the feasibility of holding floor test in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted Centre time till May 6 to appraise it about the feasibility of holding floor test in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly.
The apex court ordered Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi to discuss the feasibility of holding a floor test in the crisis-hit Uttarakhand Assembly.
The apex court said this while responding to the Centre's plea challenging the Nainital High Court verdict revoking President's Rule in the state.
The AG told the apex court that Centre is seriously considering highest court's suggestion to hold floor test in the state. However, he has so far not received any instructions from the Centre, the AG said.
After hearing AG's version, the apex court adjourned the hearing in the case till May 6.
A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh had yesterday asked the Centre to explore the feasibility of holding a floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly under court's supervision.
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.
The Centre had introduced President's Rule on March 27, a day before former Chief Minister Harish Rawat was to take a trust vote in the assembly.