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Governor rejects Tuki's plea, floor test today

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT


Our Correspondent

Itagar, July 15: Aruchal Pradesh Governor (acting) Tathagata Roy today rejected the plea of Chief Minister bam Tuki for deferring the floor test slated for tomorrow to prove his majority in the State Assembly.

Tuki accompanied by Home Minister Tanga Byaling called on the Governor at Raj Bhawan during the day and made a plea to defer the show of strength by ten days, saying that it was not possible to hold the session within a short notice.

Citing apprehension that the present government does not command the required majority in the Assembly, the Governor asked Tuki to prove his majority in the floor of the House tomorrow, a Raj Bhawan communiqué informed.

The Governor also emphasised that sense of security amongst the people must prevail and deterrent action must be taken to ensure fool-proof law and order arrangement in the State, the communiqué added.

Tuki was restored as CM by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Speaker bam Rebia said it would not be possible for them to convene a session of the Assembly at such a short notice.

"There is an established system for convening a session. A letter has to come from the Parliamentary Affairs department and we will have to issue summons," he said.

Former Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, accompanied by 43 MLAs, including 11 BJP and two independent members, are arriving in the State capital from Guwahati late tonight, sources informed.

The district administration has made elaborate security arrangements for the proposed floor test.

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