PM Modi discusses SC verdict on Arunachal with senior ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday deliberated with senior ministers on the Supreme Court order on Arunachal Pradesh and explored the way forward, including a review petition to be filed possibly by Chief Minister Kalikho Pul.

PTI| Updated: Jul 13, 2016, 22:42 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday deliberated with senior ministers on the Supreme Court order on Arunachal Pradesh and explored the way forward, including a review petition to be filed possibly by Chief Minister Kalikho Pul.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi and top government officials met at the Home Ministry and examined the apex court ruling and its implications, official sources said.

After the hour-long meeting, the ministers drove to 7 Race Course Road, the official residence of the Prime Minister, to discuss with him future course of action.

Sources said there is a possibility of filing a review petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the five judge bench order by Pul, whose government has been displaced.

However, the top functionaries are still debating whether the central government will file the petition or by someone from the Kalikho Pul government.