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Cong-JD (S) may move SC to challenge pro tem Speaker's appointment

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Congress-JD (S) combine is contemplating approaching the today itself challenging Vajubhai Vala's decision to appoint K G Bopaiah as the of the assembly.

One of the lawyers, assisting in the case, said they were contemplating moving the top court with a petition in this regard in which they are likely to say that Bopaiah was not the senior-most MLA and the should not have appointed him as the pro tem (temporary)

The Governor's decision came after the top court ordered holding of floor test in the assembly tomorrow for ascertaining the majority or otherwise of the and for immediate appointment of the

In its order, the apex court has enumerated four steps that have to be followed for holding the floor test, directing the immediate appointment of the pro tem Speaker, holding the oath ceremony for all elected members tomorrow.

This exercise has to be completed before 4 PM when the floor test will be held to ascertain the majority.

A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde and has also ordered that adequate security arrangements shall be made and of Police of would himself supervise all arrangements so that there is no lapse on this count whatsoever.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 17:55 IST