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Itanagar: Reinstated Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki will have to prove his majority on the floor of the assembly on Saturday with governor Tathagata Roy on Friday rejecting his plea to defer the floor test.

Citing apprehension that the present government does not command the required majority in the assembly, the governor asked Tuki to prove his majority on the floor of the house on Saturday, a Raj Bhavan communique said.

Roy also emphasized that a sense of security among the people must prevail and deterrent action must be taken to ensure foolproof law and order arrangement in the state, the communique added.

Tuki, accompanied by state home minister Tanga Byaling, called on the governor at the Raj Bhavan during the day and requested him to defer the show of strength by 10 days, saying that it was not possible to hold it at such a short notice.

The chief minister also discussed the overall development of the state and law and order issues. Tuki was reinstated as chief minister by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

State assembly speaker Nabam Rebia said it would not be possible to convene a session of the assembly at such a short notice. “There is an established system (for convening a session). A letter has to come from the parliamentary affairs department and we will have to issue summons," he said.

The district administration has made elaborate security arrangement for the proposed floor test.

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