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Congress moves adjournment motion in both Houses

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New Delhi: The Congress on Friday moved an adjournment motion notice in both houses of the Parliament.

The Congress moved the adjournment motion in the Rajya Sabha over the Arunachal Pradesh issue.

The Congress has been accusing the BJP of trying to engineer defections in the state. The BJP contends that a leadership tussle is on within the Congress, leading to grievances among its legislators.

On Wednesday, hours after government sealed the assembly building, 21 rebel Congress lawmakers and 11 lawmakers of the BJP met at a community hall. The deputy speaker presided over the meeting and ‘impeached’ the Speaker.

The assembly convened at a hotel and a ‘no-trust motion’ was passed against the state government.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and his 26 supporting lawmakers boycotted the proceedings, terming them ‘illegal and unconstitutional’.

33 of the 60-member House, including 20 dissident Congress lawmakers, later elected another dissident Congressman, Kalikho Pul, as the new chief minister of the state.

The Congress also moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha on Petroleum price and excise duty. (ANI)