Pema Khandu new Congress Legislature Party leader, floor test likely to be delayed

Itanagar, July 16: Nabam Tuki resigned as the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Legislature Party leader and Pema Khandu was elected as the new CLP leader in the state.

Post being elected, Khandu said that he had met the Governor and staked claim with 45 Congress MLAs and two independent MLAs. He added that 'the date for the oath taking-ceremony was not decided yet' thereby delaying the floor test.

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Nabam Tuki resigns as CLP Leader

Tuki resigned and said young generation should take over. A meeting took place on Saturday morning following Governor Tathagatha Roy's directive to hold the floor test.

Rebel Congress MLAs were also present in the meeting alongwith Rebel leader Khaliko Pul. Meanwhile, Section 144 has been imposed in Itanagar near the Assembly ahead of the floor test.

However, the floor test is likely to be delayed as Governor has to swear-in Pema Khandu as chief minister first.

On Wednesday the Supreme Court reinstated the Tuki government in Arunachal Pradesh while holding that the imposition of President's rule was illegal.

The Assembly now has an effective strength of 58 in which BJP has 11 and Independents 2. With Speaker Nabam Rebia and the return of dissidents, the Congress strength has gone up to 45.

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