Supreme Court will resume hearing on Centre’s plea against the Uttarakhand High Court judgement quashing the imposition of President's rule in the state in an interim order that also stalled the revival of the Harish Rawat government.
However, the brief order by the apex court came after it took an undertaking from the Centre that it will not revoke the President’s rule, which has been restored by today’s order.
The court clarified that it was passing an interim order as a measure of balance for both the parties as the copy of the verdict was not made available to them, one of the main grounds on which Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi sought a stay on the effect and operation of High Court’s yesterday’s judgement.
“It is directed that the judgement of the High Court shall remain in abeyance till April 27, 2016. That apart, as undertaken by Rohatgi, Attorney General, the Union of India shall not revoke the Presidential Proclamation till the next date of hearing,” a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh said.
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.