Arunachal Pradesh’s floor test tomorrow (today), Governor rejects Nabam Tuki’s extension request

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In a major setback for Nabam Tuki, Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday rejected Congress’ CM’s request of postponing the floor test by atleast 10 days.  Now, the floor test will happen on Saturday.

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Earlier in the day, Tuki met Governor Roy and sought postponement of the floor test by at least 10 days.

Tuki after meeting the Governor said, “I requested time for 10 days at least to prove my majority on the floor of the House. Governor said he will consult with legal experts, take advice of the Advocate General and decide appropriately.”

In a huge setback for the BJP government in Arunachal Pradesh, the Supreme Court on Wednesday restored the Nabam Tuki-led Congress government in the state.

Meanwhile, Speaker Nabam 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 session).  A letter has to come from the parliamentary affairs department and we will have to issue summons,” he said.

Meanwhile, Congress rebel Kalikho Pul, who unseated Tuki in February this year, has claimed he is the Chief Minister of the state as he has got the numbers to prove majority in the house. Pul, backed by the BJP, claims to have the support of 42 other MLAs, including 30 from the Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA), 11 BJP legislators and two independents.

“These 43 legislators are with me and we are united,” Pul said on Thursday, claiming that Tuki has the support of only 15 Congress legislators.