New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday, asked the central government to consider the possibility of a floor test to ascertain the legislative strength of ousted chief minister Harish Rawat of Uttarakhand, which has been under the President’s Rule since March 27.

Harish Rawat. PTI.Harish Rawat. PTI.

Harish Rawat. PTI.

The apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to take instructions from the government and intimate the court about it. The court said that even on an earlier occasion it had asked about resolving the political imbroglio in the hill state through a floor test.

It adjourned the hearing on Uttarakhand till Wednesday that was scheduled to commence at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The matter was to be heard by the bench of Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice Misra. However, Justice Singh is now a part of a special bench that will hear NEET at 2 p.m.


SC asks Centre to consider trust vote for former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat