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HC refuses to intervene in Arunachal Pradesh trust vote

In a recent setback for the Congress, the High Court on Friday refused to intervene in the trust vote in Arunachal Pradesh, reported CNN-News18. The party had moved the High Court over the governor's decision of a trust vote.

A day after the Supreme Court restored the Nabam Tuki government in the state, Governor Tathagata Roy asked him to prove his majority on the floor of the Assembly by 16 July.

"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.

Roy also desired that the proceedings be videographed thoughout and the majority should be proved by division and not by voice vote.

A constitution bench headed by Justice JS Khehar directed the restoration of the status quo as it existed on 15 December, 2015.

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 relief for Tuki.

With inputs from agencies.

Updated Date: Jul 15, 2016 16:18 PM

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