6th May Judgement Day: SC To Rawat


New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it is seriously considering the option of a floor test in the Uttarakhand assembly.  A day earlier the court had asked the centre to consider an SC-monitored floor test in the Uttarakhand assembly.

The court on Wednesday also adjourned the hearing in the case to May 6, after the Centre sought 48 hours to make up its mind and inform the court about the floor test. The state is under President’s Rule after the top court stayed the Uttarakhand high court order reinstating the Harish Rawat government.

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Senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi appearing for former CM Harish Rawat said that the Congress leader was ready to prove his majority on the floor of the house.

The court said it would order to hold floor test under its supervision in a transparent manner if the Centre agreed to it. The counsel for deposed chief minister Harish Rawat told court that he was ready to prove his majority in the assembly. He accused the Centre of unnecessarily delaying the hearing in the Supreme Court.

The top court, however, clarified that Rawat’s government would not be restored before the floor test in the assembly.