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Arunachal Governor advances House session

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ITANAGAR, Dec 9 - Politics in Arunachal Pradesh has taken a new twist with Governor JP Rajkhowa advancing the scheduled House session by a month, apparently to clear the pending impeachment motion against Speaker Nabam Rebia, moved by Opposition BJP last month.

The Governor has summoned the State Assembly to commence from December 16.

A communiqu� from Raj Bhavan said, the Governor modified the order dated November 3 summoning the Assembly which was earlier scheduled from January 14 to January 18.

�The notice of resolution for removal of the Speaker has been complied with the notice period of 14 days as required under the Article 179 (c) of the Constitution. It has been judicially held in Nipamacha Singh and Others Vs. Secretary, Manipur Assembly and Others. In view of the above judicial order, it is a Constitutional obligation on the part of the Governor to ensure that the resolution for removal of Speaker is expeditiously placed before the Assembly�, it said.

The Governor in his message advised that the resolution for removal of the Speaker shall be the first item of the agenda of the House and the Deputy Speaker shall preside over the House and conduct the proceedings and shall communicate the results of the voting on the resolution on the same day.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has accused the Governor of running a �parallel government� from the Raj Bhavan and converting the highest constitutional office as �headquarters of BJP�.

�Not only the activities at Raj Bhavan have been aimed at the Chief Minister, similar move and connivance are being designed against the Speaker also thereby forcing the BJP MLAs to move a removal motion against the Speaker with the ultimate aim of engineering defection within the Congress Legislature Party and dislodging the popularly elected Government in the State,� alleged the Chief Minister.

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Arunachal Governor advances House session

ITANAGAR, Dec 9 - Politics in Arunachal Pradesh has taken a new twist with Governor JP Rajkhowa advancing the scheduled House session by a month, apparently to clear the pending impeachment motion against Speaker Nabam Rebia, moved by Opposition BJP last month.

The Governor has summoned the State Assembly to commence from December 16.

A communiqu� from Raj Bhavan said, the Governor modified the order dated November 3 summoning the Assembly which was earlier scheduled from January 14 to January 18.

�The notice of resolution for removal of the Speaker has been complied with the notice period of 14 days as required under the Article 179 (c) of the Constitution. It has been judicially held in Nipamacha Singh and Others Vs. Secretary, Manipur Assembly and Others. In view of the above judicial order, it is a Constitutional obligation on the part of the Governor to ensure that the resolution for removal of Speaker is expeditiously placed before the Assembly�, it said.

The Governor in his message advised that the resolution for removal of the Speaker shall be the first item of the agenda of the House and the Deputy Speaker shall preside over the House and conduct the proceedings and shall communicate the results of the voting on the resolution on the same day.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has accused the Governor of running a �parallel government� from the Raj Bhavan and converting the highest constitutional office as �headquarters of BJP�.

�Not only the activities at Raj Bhavan have been aimed at the Chief Minister, similar move and connivance are being designed against the Speaker also thereby forcing the BJP MLAs to move a removal motion against the Speaker with the ultimate aim of engineering defection within the Congress Legislature Party and dislodging the popularly elected Government in the State,� alleged the Chief Minister.

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