"We have filed the petition before the apex court registry," Congress leader and senior advocate Vivek Tankha said. He said the petition has been filed by the state Congress Chief whip Bamang Felix and an urgent hearing has been sought.

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"We are waiting to hear from the Deputy Registrar who will place the petition before the Chief Justice of India," another lawyer said. In the petition, there has been a challenge to the report and the recommendation of the Union Cabinet for promulgation of President's Rule in the state.

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