Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit
has summoned the Assembly for the budget session
on March 3, his counsel told the Supreme Court on Monday amid a tussle with the AAP government over the issue. The top court, which was hearing the state government’s plea against the governor’s alleged “refusal” to summon the Budget session for March 3, said the Punjab government
is duty-bound to furnish information as sought by the governor and at the same time the governor is also duty-bound to accept the recommendations of Cabinet on the convening of assembly.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the governor, told a bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud that the plea filed by the Punjab government does not survive in view of the governor’s decision to convene the Assembly.
“The problem may not survive. The Hon’ble governor has passed this letter,” Mehta told the bench also comprising Justice PS Narasimha.
The tussle between Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister