Centre prefers clarification over review in Arunachal Pradesh case

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New Delhi, July 14: In the aftermath of the verdict on Arunachal Pradesh, a clarification is likely to be sought before the Supreme Court. After consulting with legal experts, the centre is unlikely to file a review or encourage one either.

The success guaranteed in a review petition is remote since it goes up before the same bench that passed the verdict.

Centre prefers clarification over review in Arunachal Pradesh case.
However the centre is in favour of seeking a clarification from the Supreme Court regarding the position of the government led by Kalikho Pul. He had formed the government after proving his majority on the floor of the house and this means the due procedure had been followed.

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Clarification not review:

While Pul had said yesterday that he would seek a review there is a likelihood that he may not be encouraged to do so. The centre instead would seek a couple of clarifications from the Supreme Court. It would seek to know if a floor test will need to be held.

If a floor test is to be held, then would it be Nabam Tuki or Pul who would need to prove their majority. The centre contends that there is already a majority government in place.

In such an event, what would be the next course of action. Although the Supreme Court yesterday restored the Tuki government, the centre still has certain doubts which would need to be clarified.

If it is about the numbers then Pul has them. Going by the existing numbers, Tuki will not be able to prove his majority on the floor of the house. This would mean he would have to step down and pave the way for the faction with the numbers an official in the law department informed.

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