Wednesday, March 30, 2016
A Division Bench of the High Court in Nainital on Wednesday kept the single judge’s order to take up floor test in the Uttarakhand Assembly ‘in abeyance’ till April 6.
The Centre and the Congress had filed special appeals in the High Court over ambiguities on March 29 order of the court where Rawat was permitted a floor test on March 31. While the Central Government had approached the court questioning the permission for voting the State was under President’s Rule, the Congress approached it questioning the rights of the nine disqualified MLAs to participate in the ballot. The Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi representing the Central Government told to the court that voting could not be allowed since the State was under President’s Rule. The Congress was represented by its leader Abhishkek Manu Singhi and his team claimed that the court order was in their favour.