New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister on Friday asked for 10 days for the floor test to prove majority and said, “We are awaiting Governor’s reply by the evening.”
Acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Tathagat Roy, on Thursday, had asked Nabam Tuki to prove his majority on the floor of the House by July 16, after the Supreme Court restored the Congress government in the state.
On Wednesday, Nabam Tuki had once again taken charge as Chief Minister of the state at Arunachal Bhavan in Delhi.
In a major setback to the Centre, the Supreme Court had on Wednesday directed the restoration of ousted Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in Arunachal Pradesh and quashed Governor J.P. Rajkhowa’s decision to advance the assembly session by a month. The court said the Governor “cannot interfere in the activities of the Assembly”.
The Congress, which had 47 MLAs seats in the 60-member assembly, suffered a jolt when 21 of its lawmakers rebelled. Eleven BJP MLAs backed the rebels in the bid to upstage the government. Later, 14 rebel Congress MLAs were disqualified.
Arunachal Pradesh had been under President’s Rule since January 26, 2016.
(With inputs from ANI)