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President's Rule Lifted; Harish Rawat CM Again in Uttarakhand
May 12, 2016

The union cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 11 revoked President's Rule in Uttarakhand to pave the way for the Congress government's return in the state.

  • The Centre conceded in the Supreme Court on May 11 that deposed Chief Minister Harish Rawat won the trust vote conducted on May 10. President’s rule in the State was revoked later in the day. 

  • The Centre said Harish Rawat, who had led the Congress-led government before his ouster on March 27, is to be restored as CM the very moment President’s rule is revoked. 

  • Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh that there was no doubt that Harish Rawat had the legislative strength to head the state government. Harish Rawat got 33 votes while 28 legislators voted against him in the floor test supervised by the apex court. 

  • The offer from Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi came even before the Bench opened the sealed cover containing the results of the floor test. 

  • The Bench clarified that the petition filed by former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on the larger question of the constitutionality of proclamation of President’s rule on March 27 would be kept alive and judicially reviewed.

  • The court would also separately hear the pending petitions of nine dissident Congress MLAs who had challenged their disqualification by the Speaker for ‘horse-trading.’

  • It had refused to stay their disqualification, due to which they were unable to vote in the decisive apex court-ordered floor test. 

  • The court indicated that in case it decides the petitions in favour of the disqualified MLAs, a second floor test may be a possibility.

The floor test was held to ascertain whether the ousted CM still enjoys a majority in the House. The Centre imposed President's Rule in Uttarakhand on March 27 saying Rawat lost his majority when nine Congress legislators rebelled.

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