Centre recommends President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired a meeting to discuss the ongoing political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh which has left the state crippled.

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2016, 13:46 PM IST
Centre recommends President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh
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New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Sunday recommended to impose President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, which has been embroiled in political tussle for last few months.

According to sources, an emergency meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today which discussed the current political crisis going on and recommended bringing in the President's rule in the Congress-led state.

The Cabinet will reportedly send the recommendation to President Pranab Mukherjee for further approval.

In an assembly session held in December last month, the Congress had lost the 'no trust motion' passed by a group of 13 party rebels against Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.

Tuki was left with the support of mere 26 out of 47 Congress MLAs of 60-member House. The BJP has 11 members in the House.

The Chief Minister later wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking their intervention to "uphold" the Constitution in the face of the unprecedented murder of democracy and bypassing of a democratically-elected government by Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa. ​

In the High Court, Justice Hrishikesh Roy observed Prima facie the Governor's decision to advance the Assembly session to December 16, 2015 for taking up the impeachment proceedings against the Speaker was in "violation of Article 174 and 175 of the Constitution.

The Supreme Court has referred a batch of petitions on the Arunachal Pradesh crisis to a Constitution Bench.