Giving another chance to former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat to prove his majority in the Uttarakhand Assembly, the Nainital High Court, on Tuesday, ruled that fresh voting would take place in the Uttarakhand Assembly on March 31 where Mr. Rawat's claim of having majority support will be up for a floor test. Mr. Rawat had moved the High Court against President's Rule on Monday. The hearing carried on until Tuesday where the court ruled that Mr Rawat will have to prove his majority in the State Assembly on March 31.
While the Governor has asked Mr Rawat to prove his majority in the Court on March 28, the exercise was not carried out as President's Rule was imposed in the State on March 27. Senior lawyer and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who was representing Mr. Rawat in the High Court, said, "Only the date of the floor test has changed from March 28 to March 31. The nine rebel Congress MLAs will also vote. However, their votes will be counted separately and the final decision based on the voting will be taken by the Nainital High Court."