Uttarakhand Crisis: SC favors floor test; centre seeks a day’s time to re-think

New Delhi: After the Supreme Court bench suggested the government to consider if a floor test is possible over which the Centre, on Wednesday, has asked for a day’s time to ‘seriously consider’ the matter.

The apex court bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh adjourned the hearing till May 6 after Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said the government needed a day’s time to “seriously consider” if President’s Rule could be lifted for a day to allow ousted Chief Minister Harish Rawat to prove his majority in the assembly.
The court has been suggesting a floor test since the previous hearing on April 27.

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The court had earlier expressed its displeasure for denting the democracy by imposing the President’s rule in haste.

“Both horse trading and airing of sting operation create a dent in democracy. That is why we said that a floor test is the ultimate test,” Justice Misra had observed.

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