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Governor cannot summon assembly at his wish: SC


Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that Arunachal Pradesh Governor J. P. Rajkhowa cannot summon the state Assembly session on his own after he decided to advance it by nearly a month to test the majority of the crisis-hit Congress led Nabam Tuki government.

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice J. S. Khehar on Monday observed that the Governor cannot summon the Assembly session at his whim.

Arunachal Pradesh is currently under the President’s Rule. The apex court, which is hearing a batch of pleas on certain powers of the Governor under the Constitution, would resume hearing today.

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