New Delhi: Congress on Monday announced that the party will file a petition before Supreme Court against the Centre's decision to impose President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh.
Accusing the Modi government of trying to destabilize a state bordering China, the Congress said that the party will challenge in apex court the Cabinet decision if it gets presidential assent.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired an unscheduled meeting on the political crisis of the border state, after which it was recommended that President's rule be imposed in Arunachal Pradesh.
The proposal was sent to President Pranab Muherjee late Sunday, which was signed by him. The imposition of President's rule came into effect from Monday.
Also, President Pranab has sought an explanation from Home Ministry over the need behind imposition of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh. Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to brief Pranab on the matter at 2 pm today.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who will be reaching New Delhi today, accused political vendetta by NDA government behind the political crisis in the state.
Tuki quoted that BJP party along with Governor J P Rajkhowa are engineering a plot to topple his government in the state. According to reports, Tuki will meet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi today. Congress delegation is likely to meet President Pranab today evening.
Arunachal Pradesh was rocked by a political crisis on December 16 last year as 21 rebel Congress MLAs joined hands with 11 of BJP and two independents to 'impeach' Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia at a makeshift venue, in a move branded as "illegal and unconstitutional" by the Speaker.