SC likely to declare Uttarakhand floor test verdict on May 11
New Delhi, May 10: The Supreme Court is likely to give out its verdict on the Uttarakhand floor test on May 11.
The results will be handed over tomorrow to the Supreme Court in a sealed cover following which the Supreme Court will decide on the matter.
The proceedings in the Uttarakhand assembly has begun and is being monitored closely by a Supreme Court appointed observer.
The Supreme Court made it clear yesterday that the decision to allow a floor test was taken based on the submissions made by the centre which had given its no objection for the same.
Verdict likely by May 11:
The Supreme Court laid down several directives while delivering its order. The centre had gone in appeal against the verdict of the Uttarakhand High Court which had struck down the imposition of President's rule in the state.
The union government finally told the Supreme Court that it did not have any objections to the floor test provided it was monitored by the court.
The Supreme Court said that during the course of the floor test between 11 Am and 1 Pm, President's rule shall be temporarily lifted. The court said that a two hour session with only agenda of a floor test shall be held between 11 AM and 1 PM.
The president's rule will be revived once the floor test is completed. The court also ordered that the 9 disqualified MLAs shall not be allowed to enter the house.
The Principal Secretary, Legislative Assembly, shall see that the voting is peaceful and recorded. During the trust vote, members voting in favour of motion shall singularly vote and raise hand one by one and that will be counted by Principal Secretary, Assembly the court also directed.
The entire proceeding shall be videographed so that it can be perused by the court if required and the result of the voting shall be placed before this court in sealed cover on Wednesday, May 11, the court observed.