Uttarakhand High Court allows floor test on March 31, Congress rebels to vote; Rawat says will prove majority

The floor test will held in the presence of Registrar General of the high court at 11 am.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 29, 2016 4:34 pm
Dehradun: Chief Minister Harish Rawat addresses a press conference in Dehradun on Saturday. PTI Photo (PTI3_26_2016_000081B) Dehradun: Chief Minister Harish Rawat addresses a press conference in Dehradun on Saturday. PTI Photo (PTI3_26_2016_000081B)

Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday allowed caretaker chief minister Harish Rawat to prove his majority in the House by ordering a floor test on March 31. The court, however, also allowed the nine Congress rebel MLAs, who were suspended by Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal under anti-defection law, to take part in the floor test.

The floor test will be held in the presence of Registrar General of the high court at 11 am.

On Monday, Rawat moved the high court questioning the Centre’s decision to impose President’s Rule in the state. He paraded 34 MLAs before Governor K K Paul to claim he still had majority in the 70-member House.

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Rawat urged the Governor to revive the assembly and to give him an opportunity to prove his majority on the floor of the House. President’s rule was imposed Sunday and the House placed under suspended animation after nine rebel Congress MLAs joined hands with the opposition BJP.

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