SC clears decks for govt for­ma­tion in Arunachal

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - HT Correspondent let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: In a set­back to the Congress, the Supreme Court cleared the decks on Thurs­day for the for­ma­tion of a new govern­ment in Arunachal Pradesh by va­cat­ing its or­der to main­tain the sta­tus quo.

The or­der bright­ened the chances for Congress dis­si­dents to cob­ble to­gether a ma­jor­ity in the north­east­ern bor­der state with the help of BJP and In­de­pen­dent mem­bers in the 60-strong as­sem­bly as the top court re­fused to in­ter­fere with a Gauhati high court or­der stay­ing the dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion of 14 rebel MLAs .

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