New Delhi: Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Sunday said that the Centre cannot let Arunachal Pradesh suffer due to the failed governance by the Congress in the state, adding that it has imposed President's rule there only after the lapse of six months period.
"The people of Arunachal Pradesh deserve attention from the Central Government. The Central Government has not intervened prematurely, it has intervened only after the lapse of six months period. Arunachal Pradesh must be protected. We can`t let the people suffer because of the failure to govern by the Congress Government," Rijiju told ANI.
"People of Arunachal Pradesh have been suffering for too long. It`s very upsetting and unfortunate that the Congress Party could not govern Arunachal Pradesh and they have already split into two parts. We wish them to work together, but the Congress Party is unable to run the state," he added.
He further stated that the present state government in Arunachal has lost its constitutional legality to be in power, adding that if the Governor`s decision of the President`s rule is treated as invalid, then there is a `constitutional` crisis.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recommended President`s rule in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Cabinet`s decision has been sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for his approval.
The Congress condemned the move and said that it amounted to `trampling of democracy`.