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Uttarakhand President's rule: hearing deferred for April 18

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Published on 6 April 2016 11:46 AM GMT

Uttarakhand Presidents rule: hearing deferred for April 18
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Nainital: The Nainital High Court on Thursday directed the Central government to file a reply over the matter of President's rule in Uttarakhand by April 12.

The court has fixed April 18 as the next date of hearing.

Earlier, the arguments in the case of imposition of President's rule in Uttarakhand remained inconclusive in Nainital High Court on Wednesday and will resume on Thursday.

Uttarakhand was placed under the Centre's rule on March 27 last and a single judge bench had ordered the floor test of Harish Rawat on March 31. A division bench of the Nainital High Court had stayed the order of single judge bench to hold the floor test and directed to maintain status quo while fixing April 6 as next date of hearing.

In the hearing on Wednesday, Abhishek Manu Singhvi had argued against the President's rule saying the Centre misused Article 356 to its benefit.

Appearing on behalf of the central Government, additional solicitor generals Tushar mehta and Maninder Singh had claimed the centre's rule was the only alternative left in Uttarakhand.

As the arguements remained inconclusive, the Court deferred the hearing for Thursday.

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