SC stays Uttarakhand HC’s order revoking President’s rule in Uttarakhand
The Supreme Court has stayed the judgement of the Uttarakhand High Court quashing the imposition of President’s rule imposed under Article 356 in the Constitution till April 27, 2016.
With this President rule has been again restored in Uttarakhand as the High Court judgement will be kept in abeyance till the next date of hearing of SC.
The apex court stay order came after the Union Government had moved the Court against the Uttarakhand High Court verdict quashing President’s rule in the state.
- Uttarakhand High Court Order: On 21 April 2016, Uttarakhand HC had quashed the imposition of President’ Rule in the state. It also had revived the term of Congress Government headed by Harish Rawat and had asked him to prove his majority on 29 April 2016.
- Political Crisis: The Himalayan had plunged into a political crisis after nine legislators from ruling Congress part including former chief minister Vijay Bahuguna had revolted against the Chief Minister Harish Rawat. Since then the state was under the President’s Rule.