Nainital High Court allows floor test in Uttarakhand assembly

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Nainital High Court has allowed the floor test in Uttarakhand assembly on 31 March adding that the rebel/suspended Congress MLAs will also be allowed to take part.

According to ANI, the floor test will be held at 11 am on 31 March and the Registrar General of Nainital HC will also be present as an observer.

This came after the Narendra Modi led government at the Centre dismissed the elected government of Harish Rawat on Sunday, a day before it was expected to prove its majority in the assembly.

Rawat was to prove his majority in the House on Monday but the Union Cabinet recommended President’s Rule and Pranab Mukherjee issued the proclamation on Sunday, after a briefing by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on the alleged constitutional breakdown in the State.

Harish Rawat had challenged the Centre’s decision in the High Court. Representing Rawat, lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, had argued that the case on the ground of failure of constitutional machinery in Uttarakhand to invoke Article 356 was “false.”

 

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