SC orders U’khand floor test on May 10 THE SCENARIOS
NEW DELHI: Sacked Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat will have to prove his government’s majority in the assembly on May 10, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday and asked that the proceedings be videotaped.
A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh said President’s rule in the state will be lifted between 10.30am and 1pm to hold the floor test. It also said nine Congress MLAs, whose revolt plunged Rawat’s government into crisis, will be able to vote only if the Uttarakhand high court allowed it. “The entire proceedings shall be videographed so that it can be perused by this court if required,” it said. The principal secretary of the assembly will supervise the vote. Crisis gripped Rawat’s Congress-led government after nine of his MLAs sided with the opposition BJP during a debate over the finance bill in March, prompting the Speaker to disqualify them from the House.
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