Uttarakhand Assembly Crisis; High Court Division Bench stays Floor Test ordered by Single Bench [Read Order]

Uttarakhand Assembly Crisis; High Court Division Bench stays Floor Test ordered by Single Bench [Read Order]

A division bench of Uttarakhand High Court has today stayed the operation of Yesterday’s Single Bench order directing floor test for the Harish Rawat government, till 7th April, 2016. Yesterday Justice U.C. Dhyani  had directed the floor test in the Assembly on March 31.

Challenging the Single Bench Order Union of India and some Rebel MLAs filed appeals before the Division Bench. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi appeared for Union of India and raised the question whether the floor test can be held in the Assembly after the promulgation of President's rule in the State.

After hearing the Parties, the Bench comprising of Chief Justice K.M.Joseph and Justice V.K.Bist passed the following Order

“In view of the consent of  the parties that the writ petition be  posted  to  06.04.2016  for  being  disposed  of  finally,  we  direct  that  the  order,  which  is  impugned  in  these  appeals,  will  be  kept  in  abeyance till 07.04.2016”.

Read the Order here.