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Centre Likely to Challenge Nainital HC's Verdict in Uttarakhand Crisis

The assembly floor test will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday and Registrar General of Nainital HC will be present as an observer.

Published: 29th March 2016 07:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th March 2016 10:20 AM   |  A+A-

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat addresses the media in Dehradun. | PTI

By ANI

NEW DELHI: The Central Government is likely to challenge the Nainital High Court’s order directing a floor test in the Uttarakhand state assembly on March 31.

The Nainital High Court today ordered a floor test in the Assembly to determine which party enjoys a majority and stayed President's Rule, which was imposed on Sunday. The court, in it order, also allowed the nine suspended rebel MLAs to take part in the floor test.

The assembly floor test will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday and Registrar General of Nainital HC will be present as an observer.

With the move coming weeks after President's rule was imposed in Arunachal Pradesh, an angry Congress claimed that the BJP had stooped to a new low and would challenge the order in court.

The crisis in the hill state erupted on March 18 when nine Congress MLAs rebelled against Rawat's government, resulting in flip-flop in the passage of the Appropriation Bill. The BJP met the Governor the same day and staked claim to form the government.



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