Shocking: Arunachal Pradesh 'Assembly' now runs from Guwahati hotel!

The Guwahati High Court observed that the exercise undertaken by the Arunachal Pradesh Governor to advance the Assembly session is in violation of the Constitution. 

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2015, 05:40 AM IST

Guwahati: A conference hall of a hotel in this main city of Assam wore the look of Arunachal Pradesh Assembly on Thursday after a chunk of the state's MLAs, from both opposition BJP and the rebel Congress, met here to elect a new chief minister and to "vote out" the Nabam Tuki-led Congress government.

The dramatic development came a day after the rebel Congress MLAs and the opposition BJP "impeached" Speaker Nabam Rebia in a makeshift "Assembly" in a community hall.

According to an India Today report, 11 BJP MLAs along with two independents joined hands with 20 Congress rebels to meet at a conference hall of a hotel in Guwahati as the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly premises have been sealed since Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Guwahati High Court on Thursday kept in abeyance all decisions taken by the state "Assembly" on Wednesday in which it "removed" Speaker Nabam Rebia.

The court order came on a writ petition filed by the Speaker challenging the December 9 notification issued by Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa advancing the Assembly session to December 16 from January 24, 2016.

The court observed that the exercise undertaken by the Governor to advance the Assembly session is in violation of the Constitution.