Uttarakhand: Supreme Court stays HC verdict
The Supreme Court has given the High Court until April 26 to submit its judgement, and will hold the next hearing of the case on April 27.
Coming down heavily on the Centre for the March 27 proclamation under Article 356, the High Court had quashed the imposition of President's rule in Uttarakhand and restored the dismissed Congress government while castigating the Centre for uprooting a democratically-elected government.
The HC had said the imposition of President's rule was contrary to the law laid down by the Supreme Court.
Directing revival of the Harish Rawat government, which was dismissed by the Centre on March 27, the High Court had ordered that he should seek a vote of confidence in the Assembly on April 29.
The apex court clarified that it was keeping in abeyance the judgement of the High Court till the next date of hearing on April 27 as a measure of balance for both the parties as the copy of the verdict was not made available to the parties.
While listing the matter for hearing on April 27, the bench said that the High Court shall provide the judgement passed yesterday to the parties by April 26 and on the same date the copy of the verdict shall also be placed before the apex court.