Uttarakhand: Centre wants principal secretary of Parliamentary affairs as observer
New Delhi, May 9: With just a day to go for the floor test at the Uttarakhand assembly to be held, the Supreme Court has a busy day ahead.
While it would hear a petition filed by the disqualified MLAs at 12.30 PM, another application to appoint the principal secretary of parliamentary affairs as the observer will also be taken up.
The Attorney General on the last date of hearing had said that the government had no problem in a floor test being conducted at Uttarakhand. However he also said that the test must be held under the supervision of the court while adding that a former CEC be appointed as observer.
The centre has now sought modification of the order. It has approached the Bench stating that the principal secretary legislative and parliamentary affairs be made the observer during the floor test to be held tomorrow.
Meanwhile the Supreme Court will hear a plea by the nine disqualified MLAs whose petition was rejected by the Uttarakhand High Court.
The nine MLAs who had been disqualified had moved the High Court seeking a reversal of the order but failed to get any relief. They immediately moved the Supreme Court and the matter has been posted for hearing at 12.30 before a Bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra.
The Supreme Court last week had ordered that a floor test be conducted but also barred the nine MLAs from voting. The court had said that the floor test be held under the supervision of an observer and also directed that the entire proceeding be videographed.