SC orders Uttarakhand floor test on May 10; Rebel MLAs can’t vote

New Delhi: The Supreme Court, on Friday, fixed May 10 as the date for the floor test in the Uttarakhand assembly. Nine rebel Congress MLAs won’t be allowed to take part in the voting which will take place between 11 am and 1 pm.

Earlier in the day, the central government informed the apex court that it is ready for a floor test in the Uttarakhand assembly.

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The proceedings of the floor test will be videograped and President’s rule will be temporarily lifted for two hours when the vote of confidence will take place.

An apex court bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh had on Tuesday repeated its suggestion that the Centre should consider holding a floor test in the assembly under its supervision.

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