BTAD Case: GHC Rejects Governor’s Plea

BTAD Case: GHC Rejects Governor’s Plea

The Gauhati High Court rejected the petition of the Governor seeking three weeks' time to reply on the case filed by the Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF) regarding the Governor's rule in the BTAD areas.

The governor sought three weeks' time from the high court which was rejected on Wednesday during a hearing. The high court gave one week time to the governor and ordered to reply before May 15.

The high court will hear the matter again on May 8.

Earlier, BTC chief and president of BPF, Hagrama Mohilary, opposedthe decision to impose governor's rule in the BTC and informed that his partyhas filed a petition in the Gauhati High Court against the order of thegovernor.

"Due to the Covid-19, the elections of the BTC have beenpostponed. In this time of emergency, people here need our government more."Mohilary said in a tweet after filing the petition.

He further added, "But instead of extending the term, theHonourable Governor has given the charge of the BTAD to the Principal Secretaryof Assam. We strongly oppose this decision and filed a petition in Gauhati HighCourt against this order."

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