Congress president Sonia Gandhi will lead a ‘Loktantra Bachaao Yatra’ march from Jantar Mantar to Parliament on May 6 to protest against the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government’s unwarranted move in Uttarakhand.
Uttrakhand has been witnessing a protracted political crisis, which reached its climax when the Centre deposed chief minister Harish Rawat and imposed President’s rule.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold till further orders, the floor test for the Harish Rawat government in the Uttarakhand assembly on April 29 as directed by the High Court.
The apex court also posed seven questions to the Centre, asking it to justify the imposition of President’s rule in Uttarakhand. The apex court asked if proceedings in the Assembly could be considered by the President for imposing Central rule.
The court also sought answer to the question as to when the President’s role comes in picture with regard to Appropriation bill. It asked, whether a delay in the floor test could be a ground for proclamation of President’s rule. While hearing the Centre’s appeal against the High Court order, the apex court said the Speaker is the master of the Assembly.
The court asked whether the disqualification of MLAs by the Speaker is relevant for the purposes of invoking President’s rule under Article 356.
It also asked whether the Governor sent the message in the present manner under Article 175 (2) for conducting the floor test in the Assembly.