During the brief hearing, the bench repeated its suggestion that the Centre should consider holding a floor test in the Assembly under its supervision to ascertain the actual situation.
Loaded with water — they have the capacity to carry about 3,000 litres each — they will continue to spray water over Almora, Chamoli and Pauri over the next few days.
Two IAF choppers have been sent to Nainital and Pauri districts, among the worst hit, to spray water over the burning jungles, Raj Bhawan officials here said.
Since early February, 922 cases of forest fire incidents in the state have occurred killing five people, including three women and a child in separate incidents, and injuring seven.
Other hill districts in the grip of a drought are Pithoragarh, Nainital, Rudrapur and Pauri, Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand, Shatrughna Singh, said.
Congress Chief whip Indira Hridayesh vehemently opposed the claim of rebel Congress legislators that they were ready to support a Congress government under a different chief minister and that they had not unified with 26 BJP legislators.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday framed seven questions pertaining to the imposition of President’s rule in Uttarakhand and sought Centre’s response on them.
CPI leader D Raja said, “This House cannot be a mute spectator when such things are happening in JNU under our very nose.”
Confident about proving his majority if the floor test is held on April 29, Rawat dismissed the BJP’s claim of enjoying a majority.
BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya accused Rawat of taking over as the chief minister on Thursday without seeking permission from the governor.
‘It is not fair to shift the blame for the Uttarakhand development to the office of the President’
Judges say Centre’s sacking of state govt breeds cynicism, slam Cong’s hypocrisy too; hearing on 9 Congress rebels tomorrow.
Within the party, there is admission that BJP managers lost their grip on the situation when Governor K K Paul gave Chief Minister Harish Rawat nine days to prove his majority.
The Uttarakhand High Court severely scolded the Center for four days before quashing President’s rule in the state.
Delivering a major blow to the Modi government, the Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday quashed the proclamation of President’s rule in the state