The Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday told former chief minister Harish Rawat to take a floor test in the assembly on March 31. It allowed the ruling Congress rebel MLAs also to participate in the trial of strength and to prove majority.

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It said the result of the voting should be presented to the court on April 1.

Earlier, the Supreme Court said it will hear next week a PIL challenging imposition of President’s rule in Uttarakhand. The state came under President’s Rule two days back.

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“Let it be listed next week,” a bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices R Banumathi and U U Lalit said.

The court’s observation came when advocate M L Sharma sought urgent listing of the public interest litigation (PIL) on the issue.