If new govt assumes charge, it will dissolve AP Assembly: Tuki

The Supreme Court today rejected the plea of Congress leaders seeking an interim direction that it be allowed to go in for a trail of strength on the floor of the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly to prove majority.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 19, 2016, 21:12 PM IST

New Delhi: With his plea being rejected by the Supreme Court, deposed Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki on Friday said there is an "apprehension" that if a new government takes charge in the state, it may dissolve the Assembly soon.

The Supreme Court today rejected the plea of Congress leaders seeking an interim direction that it be allowed to go in for a trail of strength on the floor of the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly to prove majority.

Tuki, through his counsel informed the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court that he is ready and willing to face composite floor test in the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly in case President's Rule is revoked, Tuki's spokesperson and Congress Legislature Party leader Geetartha Darshan Barua said.

"There is an apprehension that the Governor, upon revocation of President's Rule, may swear in a new government which would then recommend dissolution of the sixth Arunachal Pradesh Assembly," Barua said.

"The Hon'ble Judges observed that there should be no fear about such an eventuality as it is unlikely that such a step would be taken in view of the fact that the matter is going to be decided by the Supreme Court," he said.

He said, "it was orally observed by the Bench that nobody would take such a risk as it would be a shame that a person is sworn in and the ultimate judgement of the Supreme Court may set aside everything.

"It is thus the hope of Congress Party that the Governor would exercise due restraint and act judiciously," Barua added.