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Governor officially reinstates Tuki as CM, asks to prove majority by July 16

Updated: Jul 14, 2016 19:07 IST

Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), July 14 (ANI): Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, who recently took additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh after JP Rajkhowa went on leave due to ill health, on Thursday officially reinstated Congress leader Nabam Tuki as the Chief Minister of the state.

The Governor has also asked the Chief Minister to call the Legislative Assembly session immediately and prove his majority no later than 16th July.

An official statement from the Governor's secretariat said that in order to ensure that the proceedings of the Assembly take place peacefully and appropriately, the sessions shall be video-graphed.

"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," the statement added.

A five-judge constitution bench had yesterday pronounced the verdict on a bunch of petitions dealing with discretionary powers of the governor to summon or advance the assembly session.

Stating the governor's direction on conducting assembly proceedings is unconstitutional, the apex court set aside all steps and decision taken by the legislative assembly pursuant to the governor's December 9th last year order and said they are unsustainable.

A day after the apex court quashed "message and direction" issued by Arunachal Pradesh Governor J.P. Rajkhowa, the Centre said that it would only advice the Governors as per the Constitution.

Arunachal Pradesh had been under President's Rule since January 26.

Tuki-led Congress government was dismissed following days of turmoil after 21 of its 47 lawmakers rebelled against the chief minister.

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. (ANI)

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