Itanagar: Nabam Tuki, who was reinstated as Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister by the Supreme Court two days ago, has called the decision of Governor Tathagata Roy to hold a floor test by Saturday a “hasty” one, and sought more time to prove majority.
We have asked for 10 days' time for floor test, we are awaiting Governor's reply by the evening, Nabam Tuki was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI.
Many of our MLAs are out of station and will not be in a position to attend the session for holding the floor test if summoned on or before July 16, 2016,” Tuki had reportedly said in a letter to Governor Roy late Thursday night.
In his letter, Tuki also invoked Para 4.11.13 of Chapter IV of the Sarkaria Commission’s recommendations and said that it had defined a period of 30 days as “reasonable time” unless there is very urgent business to be transacted.
Meanwhile, Kalikho Pul, who lost his chief ministership in the wake of apex court's landmark ruling, is firm on his stand that majority of the legislators - 43 out of 60 are still with him and that he would be able to defeat Tuki on the floor of the House.
Tuki on his part has maintained that following the Supreme Court ruling, all legislators who had sided with Kalikho Pul were technically and legally Congress members.
Pul welcomed the Governor’s order asking Tuki to prove his majority in the House by Saturday.
However, Pul also expressed fear that the latter, by seeking more time, might try to indulge in horse-trading.