The order calling for a special session of the Punjab Assembly on September 22 has been withdrawn by Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit. In his order, the Governor made it clear that there is no legal provision to call a special session just to prove the confidence motion.

After this decision by the governor, AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, 'How can the governor refuse a session called by the cabinet? Then democracy is over'.

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: "How can the governor refuse a session called by the cabinet? Then democracy is over. Two days ago, the governor gave permission for the session. When Operation Lotus started failing and the number was not completed, a call came from above asking to withdraw permission."

The governor had sought a legal opinion from Additional Solicitor General Satyapal Jain on this matter. Giving a legal opinion, he said that there is no specific provision in the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Punjab Legislative Assembly with reference to holding a meeting of the Assembly to consider only a 'Motion of Confidence'.

​On the same issue, Raghav Chadha, AAP leader and party in-charge for the Punjab assembly elections tweeted, 'Hon'ble Governor's withdrawal order raises a serious question mark on his intent. It is beyond any reasonable understanding as to why there should be any objection to a government’s decision to face the Assembly? This order further proves the sinister design of Operation Lotus.'

Recently there was a controversy between AAP and BJP. AAP leaders alleged that the BJP is trying to topple the AAP government in Punjab by buying their MLAs, whereas the opposition counter-attacking on the whole matter said that Aam Aadmi Party is trying the divert the minds of the public by doing this kind of politics.

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