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Uttarakhand crisis: SC to hear Centre’s plea on prez rule today

The Supreme Court will hear, on Tuesday, the Centre’s petition challenging the Nainital high court order quashing imposition of President’s Rule in Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand crisis Updated: May 03, 2016 11:57 IST
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The Supreme Court will hear Centre’s petition challenging the Nainital high court order quashing imposition of President’s Rule in Uttarakhand.
The Supreme Court will hear Centre’s petition challenging the Nainital high court order quashing imposition of President’s Rule in Uttarakhand.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)

The Supreme Court will hear, on Tuesday, the Centre’s petition challenging the Nainital high court order quashing the imposition of President’s Rule in Uttarakhand.

An apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra had, on April 27, directed to continuation of President’s Rule in Uttarakhand.

Posting the matter for further hearing on Tuesday, it had extended the stay on the high court’s order quashing the central rule in Uttarakhand.

The two-judge division bench, comprising of Justice Dipak Mishra and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh, had also asked several questions to the Centre asking it to justify imposition of President’s Rule.

The apex court sought to know if the governor could have sent a message in the present manner under Article175 (2) to conduct a floor test and if delay in the floor test can be a ground for the proclamation of President’s Rule in the state.

The apex court asked if disqualification of MLAs by the Uttarakhand speaker is a relevant issue for the purpose of imposing President’s Rule under Article 356 and proceedings in the Uttarakhand assembly can be taken note of by the President for imposing his rule.

The Centre had imposed President’s Rule in the state on March 27.