President’s Rule To Continue in Uttarakhand, No Floor Test On April 29: Supreme Court

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New Delhi | Updated: April 27, 2016 6:12:00 PM

President's Rule will continue in Uttarakhand, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday. It also cancelled the floor test in the state assembly scheduled for Friday.

Supreme CourtPresident’s Rule will continue in Uttarakhand, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday. It also cancelled the floor test in the state assembly scheduled for Friday.

The President’s rule will continue in Uttarakhand and the April 29 floor test in the Assembly ordered by the High Court will not take place as the Supreme Court today extended its stay on the quashing of the Central rule.

Hearing the Centre’s appeal against the Uttarakhand High Court judgement revoking President’s rule, the apex court framed seven tough questions and even gave liberty to the Attorney General to include other questions the government would like to be addressed.

The bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh posted the matter for further hearing on May 3 amidst indication that the verdict may be pronounced before the court breaks for summer vacation by the middle of next month.

The bench made it clear that it was extending the stay on the Uttarakhand High Court verdict till further orders on the consent of parties.

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