Uttarakhand HC refuses to stay disqualification of rebel Congress MLAs

As Uttarakhand continues to witness huge political crisis, Uttarakand High Court on Tuesday refused to stay disqualification of rebel Congress MLAs, who were disqualified by the Assembly Speaker.

Last Updated: Apr 12, 2016, 14:17 PM IST
Uttarakhand HC refuses to stay disqualification of rebel Congress MLAs
Uttarakhand High Court

Dehradun: As Uttarakhand continues to witness huge political crisis, the High Court on Tuesday refused to stay disqualification of rebel Congress MLAs, who were disqualified by the Assembly Speaker.

Six of the nine rebel Congress MLAs had moved the high court on March 30 challenging their disqualification as members of the House on the plea that the Speaker's action came after imposition of president's rule in the state which had put the state Assembly under suspended animation.

The Speaker had disqualified nine Congress MLAs under the anti-defection law hours after imposition of President`s rule in the state on March 27, a day before the state government was scheduled to go for a floor test in the state Assembly.

Earlier, the HC had said the Centre should stop having its own way while imposing the President's Rule.

The central government has challenged a single-judge order of the high court for a vote in the assembly on March 31 by the Harish Rawat government to prove its majority.