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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Uttarkhan Political Crisis - Uttarkhand HC orders floor test and allows rebels MLA'sto vote Uttarakhand on Thursday March 31,2016

Even as President's rule has been imposed in Uttarakhand, the Nainital High Court on Tuesday ordered a floor test in the Assembly to determine which party enjoys a majority.

The High Court said the results of the floor test should not be declared in the Assembly and instead, should be presented before it in a sealed envelope.

While passing the order, the court allowed the nine Congress MLAs who were disqualified by Uttarakhand Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal on Sunday to take part in the floor test which will be held on March 31.

It appointed the registrar of the court to be an observer for the floor test.

Congress party's lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the court order states that while the nine disqualified MLAs can vote but it will be kept separately. "The votes of the disqualified MLAs will be counted only as per the outcome," he said.

However, the court allowed President's rule in the state to continue


With less than 24 hours before the crucial trust vote in the Uttarakhand Assembly where Chief Minister Harish Rawat was to prove majority support for his government on Monday March 28,2016, the Centre, in a dramatic move, dismissed the Congress government and imposed President's rule citing breakdown of governance on March 27,2016

A political crisis in Uttarakhand was precipitated when nine Congress MLAs rebelled against the Rawat-led government and rallied with the BJP.

 But the decision to impose President's rule took shape on Saturday night in a central government Cabinet meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 On Sunday afternoon March 27,2016, a formal nod to the decision was given by President Pranab Mukherjee.

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