Uttarakhand:Centre agrees for court observed floor test

Dehradun, May 6: The Union Government on Friday, May 6 told the Supreme Court that it is agreeable to a floor test being conducted in Uttarakhand.

The attorney general told the Supreme Court that a floor test could be conducted in Uttarakhand and the same should be monitored by the court.


The submission by the union government paves the way for a floor test in the Uttarakhand assembly. On Wednesday the Supreme Court had sought to know from the government if it was agreeable to a floor test being conducted in Uttarakhand under the supervision of the court. The centre had sought time until Friday to give its response.

The AG while making submissions before the Bench said that the Supreme Court must appoint an observer to oversee the process in the assembly. The AG also said that there should be just one agenda and that is the floor test.

He also said that a retired Chief Election Commissioner should be appointed as the observer to oversee the floor test.

A major legal battle had broken out after President's rule was imposed in Uttarakhand. The High Court had struck down the imposition of President's rule following which the Union Government challenged the same in the Supreme Court.

The court had stayed the order of the High Court and later sought the opinion of the Union Government on the feasibility of holding a floor test.

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