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Amid row with Governor, Punjab govt to hold regular Assembly session on Sept 27

The Punjab government is also considering moving the Supreme Court against the Governor’s decision to withdraw orders summoning a special session of the legislative Assembly.

AAP MLAs carrying placards hold a peace march from the Vidhan Sabha to Raj Bhawan to protest against the Governor. (Express Photo)

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday said that the Cabinet has decided to hold regular session of the Legislative Assembly on September 27. The decision comes a day after Governor Banwarilal Purohit withdrew his order summoning a special Assembly session today, which was called by the Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party government to move a confidence motion.

On Thursday, Mann convened an emergency meeting of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs and later, the Cabinet.

The Cabinet also decided that the AAP-led Punjab government will go to the Supreme Court against the Governor’s orders.

In a statement following the Cabinet meeting, Mann said, “The Congress has exposed for having a quid pro quo with the BJP. They have welcomed the Governor’s orders.” He added, “we will not be cowed down.”

“The regular session will be convened next week. There will be a regular Question Hour, Zero Hour and legislative business will be transacted. In the session, we will also table the confidence motion,” said a source privy to discussions in the government.

Separately, The Indian Express has learnt that the Punjab government is planning to move the Supreme Court against the Governor’s decision. The legal team is working on the matter, and will take two days to challenge the move in the top court, a source said.

Following the meeting, AAP MLAs held a peace march from Vidhan Sabha to Raj Bhawan to protest against the Governor’s orders.

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Separately, The Indian Express has learnt that the Punjab government is planning to move the Supreme Court against the Governor’s decision. The legal team is working on the matter, and will take two days to challenge the move in the top court, a source said.

First published on: 22-09-2022 at 10:37:58 am
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