Arunachal Pradesh governor asks CM Tuki to prove majority by 16 July

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Tathagata Roy on Thursday reinstated Nabam Tuki as Chief Minister and asked him to prove his majority on the floor of the assembly by July 16, an official said.

"In obedience of the Supreme Court judgement of July 13, the Governor has informed Nabam Tuki that he stands reinstated as the Chief Minister of the state on and with effect from that date," Raj Bhawan Spokesperson Atum Potom said.

 Nabam Tuki. PIB

Nabam Tuki. PIB

In order to ensure that the proceedings of the assembly may take place peacefully and otherwise appropriately, Roy, who is the acting Governor during the absence of Governor J.P. Rajkhowa, desired that proceedings be videographed throughout and the majority as aforesaid proved by division and not by voice vote, Potom said, adding that a note to this effect has also been sent to the assembly secretary.

"The Governor emphasised that the conduct of the proceedings, including the videography, in the House shall strictly follow the principles laid down by the Hon'ble Supreme Court in its order dated May 6, 2016 in the matter pertaining to the matter of imposition of President's Rule in the State of Uttarakhand (SLP C 11567/2016) Union of India Vs Harish Chandra Singh Rawat," he said.

Delivering a major blow to the BJP government at the Centre, the Supreme Court on Wednesday restored Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh after quashing the President’s Rule.

The Supreme Court's verdict, which came on Wednesday morning, will mean Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa's December 2015 decision to advance the state assembly session by one month has been quashed. This came as a major boost for Nabam Tuki, who was restored as chief minister.


Updated Date: Jul 14, 2016 18:58 PM

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