Congress welcomes Uttarakhand HC order

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New Delhi, March 29: The Congress on Tuesday welcomed the Uttarakhand High Court's decision that the Congress government in the state must be given a chance to prove its majority on the floor of the assembly.

The high court on Tuesday ordered a floor test in the assembly on Thursday and gave Chief Minister Harish Rawat a chance to prove his legislative majority. The state was put under President's Rule on March 27, a day before Rawat was to prove his majority.

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"We all believe in the judiciary. We welcome the high court's decision to give a new date for floor test. The court has upheld the decision that the Congress should be given a chance to prove majority on the floor of the house on March 31," said Congress leader Ambika Soni.

"This has happened for the first time in independent India that 24 hours before a chief minister of a state was to give a floor test, President's Rule was imposed. This has never happened," she added.

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