Interim ‘Supreme’ Relief To Centre On Uttarakhand Crisis

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New Delhi: In what may come as a sigh of relief for the Central Government, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Uttarakhand High Court’s order quashing the President’s rule in the state.

An apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra reviewed the order of the High Court and stayed its verdict till April 27.

The High Court yesterday set aside the Centre’s rule imposed last month, saying Article 356 was imposed in the state contrary to the law laid down by Supreme Court.

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The High Court accused the Centre of acting in blatant falsehood and behaving like a private party.

The High Court asked Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat to prove his government’s majority on the floor of the assembly on the April 29.