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President�s Rule to continue in Uttarakhand

By The Assam Tribune
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NEW DELHI, April 27 - President�s Rule will continue in Uttarakhand, the Supreme Court said today. The apex court also cancelled the floor test in the State Assembly scheduled for Friday.

The next hearing in the apex court is scheduled on May 3.

The Supreme Court had earlier kept in abeyance the Uttarakhand High Court�s order quashing the President�s Rule in the State, restoring Congress leader Harish Rawat as Chief Minister.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Rawat, said there was no question of opposing the bench�s stand on continuing with the interim order staying the High Court�s order for few more days.

During the hearing, the bench said possibly the answer to the current incident would ultimately be the floor test and asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to think over the questions and suggestions put forward by it.

�The matter has its own gravity and ultimately in such a case prima facie we have to sustain democracy and if we don�t find merit with the President�s Rule then we will have to have a floor test.

�Therefore, as a constitutional concept unless we really vacate our order, not to say lift President�s Rule, we have to modify our order and have to say go for the floor test. Think over it,� it said.

The Attorney General replied that he will think over it and inform the court. � Agencies

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President�s Rule to continue in Uttarakhand

NEW DELHI, April 27 - President�s Rule will continue in Uttarakhand, the Supreme Court said today. The apex court also cancelled the floor test in the State Assembly scheduled for Friday.

The next hearing in the apex court is scheduled on May 3.

The Supreme Court had earlier kept in abeyance the Uttarakhand High Court�s order quashing the President�s Rule in the State, restoring Congress leader Harish Rawat as Chief Minister.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Rawat, said there was no question of opposing the bench�s stand on continuing with the interim order staying the High Court�s order for few more days.

During the hearing, the bench said possibly the answer to the current incident would ultimately be the floor test and asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to think over the questions and suggestions put forward by it.

�The matter has its own gravity and ultimately in such a case prima facie we have to sustain democracy and if we don�t find merit with the President�s Rule then we will have to have a floor test.

�Therefore, as a constitutional concept unless we really vacate our order, not to say lift President�s Rule, we have to modify our order and have to say go for the floor test. Think over it,� it said.

The Attorney General replied that he will think over it and inform the court. � Agencies

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