ITANAGAR, Dec 12 - In yet another �first� in the political history of Arunachal Pradesh, the State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has taken strong exception to the December 9 �order� by the Governor advancing the Assembly session from January 14 next year to December 16 and fixing �resolution for removal of Speaker� as first item of business in the House session.
The Cabinet, in a meeting here yesterday, decided to take the opinion of Advocate General and other legal luminaries to clarify the matter and advise Speaker to keep the matter of advancing the Assembly session �under consideration.�
According to a press statement issued by govt spokesperson Bamang Felix here last night, the Cabinet also noted that since establishment of the State Assembly in Arunachal Pradesh, there has not been any precedence or occasion that the House has been summoned by the Governor without the advice of Cabinet, the statement added.
Meanwhile, a communiqu� from Raj Bhavan said that the Governor had taken opinions from legal experts, including the State�s Additional Advocate General, advocates of High Court and Supreme Court, legal experts in parliamentary functioning and constitutional experts before taking the decision.
Raj Bhavan also clarified that the December 9 order for tabling a resolution seeking removal of the Speaker has been complied with the notice period of 14 days on December 4, 2015 as required under the Constitution of India. 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,� the communiqu� said.
The State unit of BJP while welcoming the advancing of the Assembly session by the Governor said that there was no wrong in initiating the impeachment motion. The Governor is the custodian of Constitution and he has to act whenever situation arises, opined the State BJP President Tai Tagak.
The ruling Congress today took out a protest rally in Itanagar, demanding immediate transfer of Governor JP Rajkhowa, accusing him of creating a �rift� between the two highest institutions � Raj Bhawan and CMO � thereby stalling the State�s development.