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Centre asks Supreme Court to stay on U’khand High Court order on quashing Prez rule

New Delhi: Centre on Friday asked the Supreme Court to stay the Uttarakhand High Court’s order of quashing President’s rule in the state.

Ousted U'khand CM Harish Rawat addresses media after High Court quashed the Prez rule in the state.
Ousted U’khand CM Harish Rawat addresses media after High Court quashed the Prez rule in the state.

Disqualified Uttarakhand legislators also moved the apex court against their disqualification and the decision to keep them out of voting during the floor test.

The Registrar General of the Supreme Court will take instruction from Chief Justice of India (CJI) T.S Thakur on listing of the matter.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi had earlier mentioned the matter before branch headed by Justice Deepak Mishra.

“The learned Attorney General Mr. Mukul Rohtagi and other lawyers today made an urgent mentioning before the Supreme Court on the Uttarakhand High Court order. It was pointed out by the Attorney General that an urgent hearing is required because here is a situation that an order has been dictated in the Uttarakhand High Court. That order is not available with anybody and that order is now moving towards implementation,” BJP leader Nalin Kohli told reporters.

“The apex court pointed out that matter is before the Registrar General and the Chief Justice will give instructions. The matter is expected to be heard later today,” he added.

The Uttarakhand High Court yesterday ordered the restoration of the Harish Rawat-led Congress government in the state saying that the Centre did not have any concrete proof to impose President’s rule.

The court asked Harish Rawat to prove his government’s majority on the floor of the Assembly on April 29.

Allowing ousted chief minister Harish Rawat’s petition challenging the imposition of President’s Rule, the court fixed April 29 for the floor test for him.


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