Tuki expresses surprise over Cabinet move on Arunachal

This is really shocking as the Centre did not consult the state government before taking such a harsh decision, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said.  

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today expressed surprise over the Union Cabinet's recommendation for imposing President's rule in the state.

"This is really shocking as the Centre did not consult the state government before taking such a harsh decision.

Arunachal is absolutely peaceful without even a single case of law and order breakdown reported in the last month," Tuki told PTI here.

Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa recommended President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh without consulting the state Cabinet at a time when several related cases are sub-judice in the Supreme Court, he said.

"There is no Constitutional crisis in the state as recommended by the governor. Whatever crisis is there it is his (Governor's) creation," Tuki said, adding that he enjoyed full support from all the cabinet ministers.

"With only a day left for Republic Day celebrations, such a decision will dampen the democratic spirit of the state's people who are zealously guarding the border with China," Tuki said.

Congress, he asserted, will protest against the decision if President Pranab Mukherjee gives assent to the recommendation of the Union Cabinet.

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