SC Steps In, Ut­tarak­hand Back Un­der Prez Rule HC or­der re­in­stat­ing Har­ish Rawat govt held in abeyance till April 27

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New Delhi: Ut­tarak­hand will be un­der Pres­i­dent’s rule till April 27, the Supreme Court ruled on Fri­day, hold­ing in abeyance the Ut­tarak­hand High Court or­der of the pre­vi­ous day which had re­in­stated the Har­ish Rawat-led govern­ment in the state.

A bench com­pris­ing Jus­tices Di­pak Misra and Shivakirti Singh passed an in­terim or­der di­rect­ing the cen­tral govern­ment not to re­voke the pres­i­den­tial procla­ma­tion till April 27.

An­a­lysts said the or­der came as a shot in the arm for the cen- tral govern­ment which had been pushed on the de­fen­sive by the high court or­der that gave Congress an is­sue to rally around the Op­po­si­tion in Par­lia­ment in the sec­ond leg of the Bud­get ses­sion, which is set to be­gin on Mon­day. The or­der came af­ter At­tor­neyGen­eral Mukul Ro­hatgi ar­gued for an ur­gent stay on the HC rul­ing on the grounds that though the or­der was passed in open court in pres­ence of all par­ties, in ab­sence of a writ­ten copy it can­not be acted upon by one party to the detri­ment of an­other.

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