The Supreme Court restored President’s Rule in Uttarakhand till April 27, a day after the Uttarakhand High Court quashed the Centre’s decision and restored the Harish Rawat-led Congress government, for the simple reason that the judgment, dictated on April 21 by Uttarakhand HC  was not yet available in the public domain.

The SC said, “What has been happening is a very serious and grievous matter for any state…you don’t revoke President’s rule just like that. Everything has to be looked into…a balance has to be struck.”

The Supreme Court recorded an undertaking from Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi that the Centre would not in the meantime revoke President’s Rule in the State before April 27 as a ploy to install a BJP government.

The High Court, in its judgment had scheduled a floor test on April 29.