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.
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.