Arunachal row: Rebia moves SC against constitution bench’s ruling

New Delhi: Nabam Rebia, who yesterday tendered his resignation as the speaker of Arunachal Pradesh assembly, on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against the constitution bench’s ruling against him.

Appearing for the speaker, Congress’ Rajya Sabha MP and lawyer Kapil Sibal told the apex court that a review has been filed against the judgement in this matter.

The judgement is to be challenged on what it said about the role and powers of the speaker.

The judgement had said that speaker must prove his support on the floor of the house if a motion for removal of speaker and disqualification plea of MLAs is moved simultaneously

Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur conceded that the point on the speaker’s powers was not argued and highlighted the inconsistency in the judgment when it came to the role of speaker.

Rebia yesterday submitted his resignation to Deputy Speaker Tsering Norbu Thongdok to facilitate an impartial conduct of the floor test by Chief Minister Pema Khandu on the floor of the House. (ANI)