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Prez rule to stay in Uttarakhand; SC asks Centre 7 questions Pictured: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat addresses a press conference in Dehradun, on March 27, 2016.IANS

The Supreme Court reportedly stayed on Friday the Nainital High Court order quashing President's rule in Uttarakhand till Wednesday. It has asked the high court to send signed copies of its judgement to all the parties and the apex court by Tuesday.

The Supreme Court bench led by Justice Dipak Misra told the high court that it should have issued written judgements as matter involved the revoking of the President's Rule, the Indian Express reported.

The Nainital High Court had, on Thursday, directed a floor test on April 29, allowing ousted Chief Minister Harish Rawat to prove his majority in the state assembly.

The high court bench comprising Chief Justice KM Joseph and Justice VK Bist had slammed the BJP-led central government for imposing President's rule in Uttarakhand. It observed the Centre was behaving like a "private party" when it should have acted impartially.

President's rule was imposed last month after nine Congress legislators rebelled against the Rawat-led Congress government in Uttarakhand. 

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