No Arunachal Assembly session till Jan 18, rules Supreme Court

In the High Court, Rebia had challenged the notification issued by the Governor advancing the Assembly session by one month.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: January 14, 2016 1:54:57 pm

The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that Assembly session in Arunachal Pradesh shall not be convened till January 18 in view of the seriousness of issues raised following the political crisis in the state.

“We are satisfied, that it would be just and appropriate, if proceedings of the Assembly are not held from now onwards till January 18. The instant order, be placed by the parties, before His Excellency the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, for his consideration,” said a bench led by Justice J S Khehar.

The order was passed after the bench was informed that the writ petitions filed by Speaker Nabam Rebia, challenging the various orders of Governor J P Rajkhowa and of the Deputy Speaker, were dismissed by the High Court on Wednesday.

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In the High Court, Rebia had challenged the notification issued by the Governor advancing the Assembly session by one month. He had also challenged the Deputy Speaker’s notification restoring the suspended MLAs.

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