Uttarakhand crisis, President Rule and Supreme Court: A timeline of events

| Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 16:40
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Uttarakhand crisis, President Rule and Supreme Court: A timeline of events

New Delhi: The Uttarakhand crisis, which has been all over the place for over 10 days, started on March 18 when nine Congress MLAs teamed up with 27 BJP legislators and demanded the dismissal of Harish Rawat-led Congress government in Uttarakhand.

The Congress and BJP members met Governor KK Paul at the Raj Bhavan in Dehradun to put forth their demands.

The Uttarakhand CM then met the Governor on March 19 and maintained that he enjoyed a majority in the 71-seat Uttarakhand Assembly.

Before the chaos unfurled, the Congress had 36 MLAs along with the support of six members of the Progressive Democratic Front. BJP, on the other hand, had 28 MLAs.

The Uttarakhand Crisis Timeline:

Mar 18, 2016: 9 MLAs rebel against Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat

Mar 19: Rebel MLA Harak Singh Rawat expelled from Congress

Mar 19: Uttarakhand Governor KK Paul asks CM Harish Rawat to prove majority by March 28

Mar 21: BJP and Congress delegates meet President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi

Mar 24: Congress accuses Baba Ramdev of creating political turmoil

Mar 27: Assembly speaker disqualifies rebel Congress MLAs

Mar 27: President's Rule imposed in Uttarakhand

Mar 28: Rawat moves Uttarakhand High Court questioning President's Rule

Mar 29: High court orders trust vote on March 31

Mar 29: High court allows suspended MLAs to participate in trust vote

Mar 30: Centre challenges Uttarakhand High Court orders

Mar 30: High Court stays floor test

Mar 30: Uttarakhand High Court adjourns case to April 6

Mar 30: High Court asks Congress and BJP to file affidavits

Mar 30: Stay on President's Rule in Uttarakhand

Apr 21: Uttarakhand HC quashes President’s Rule in Uttarakhand. Orders floor test in Assembly on April 29

Apr 22: President's Rule wrongly declared for Uttarakhand, says the state's high court

Apr 22: Harish Rawat reinstated as Chief Minister

Apr 23: Uttarakhand back to President's rule

Apr 23: Harish Rawat accuses BJP of threatening Congress and PDF lawmakers

Apr 27: SC frames 7 queries, seeks Centre's response on President's rule

Apr 27: SC says no floor test on April 29

Apr 27: Fresh hearing on the matter from May 3, verdict by May 13

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