New Delhi, May 4: The Attorney General of India told the Supreme Court that it needs 48 hours to take a decision regarding a floor test in Uttarakhand. The Supreme Court has adjourned further hearing on the matter to Friday.
The Attorney General told the court when hearing resumed today that the centre is seriously considering the suggestion by the Supreme Court to hold a floor test in the Uttarakhand assembly.
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The AG however said that they needed 48 hours to make up their minds on this issue and hence sought time. The SC while granting time to the union government adjourned hearing on the matter to Friday.
The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal filed by the Union Government against the verdict of the Uttarakhand High Court which had struck down the imposition of President's rule in the state and paved the way for Harish Rawat to take the floor test. It was Rawat who had approached the High Court after president's rule was imposed.
After the High Court order, the centre challenged it in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court on the first day of the hearing stayed the High Court order, but also stated that status quo should be maintained.
The Supreme Court however a day back told the centre that it was in favour of a floor test being conducted. It also said that the same could be done under the supervision of the court. The centre had sought time to give its response on the matter.