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Supreme Court orders floor test in Uttarakhand on Tuesday

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Published on 6 May 2016 8:18 AM GMT

Supreme Court orders floor test in Uttarakhand on Tuesday
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court fixed on Friday May 10 as the date for floor test to decide the fate of the Harish Rawat government in Uttarakhand which is under the President's rule now. The rule will be lifted for two hours--11 am to 1 pm--to allow voting by the assembly members. The court will send an observer to conduct the test. Nine members of the Congress who had rebelled against the party have not been allowed to vote.

Attorney General (AG) on Friday informed the Supreme Court that the Centre was not opposed to the floor test in Uttarakhand.

AG Mukul Rohatgi has urged the court to appoint an observer for the same.

"There should be one agenda and a retired chief election Commissioner should be an observer ," Rohatgi pleaded in the apex court.

What the court said:

  • "The floor test (in Uttarakhand Assembly) can be on Jharkhand Model," a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh ,said.
  • The Centre had imposed President's rule on March 27.

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