U’khand HC to hear nine rebel Cong MLAs’ petition today

Dehradun (Uttarakhand): Uttarakhand High Court will today hear nine rebel Congress MLAs’ petition against their disqualification.

Earlier the hearing was scheduled to be held on coming Monday.

But the rebel MLAs had filed special representation, requesting the court to conduct an early hearing.

Meanwhile, the Centre yesterday agreed to Supreme Court’s suggestion for a floor test in the Assembly under the apex court’s supervision.

The President’s rule will temporarily be lifted on Tuesday and Chief Minister Harish Rawat will seek the confidence vote in the house.

An apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra had on April 27 directed the continuation of President’s rule in Uttarakhand.

The Centre had imposed President’s rule in the state on March 27. (ANI)