NEW DELHI: Arunachal Pradesh has been placed under President's Rule on Monday, after it was…
New Delhi(PTI): Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Tuesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led at the Centre for imposing President’s rule in the state and vowed to knock the doors of the Supreme Court in this matter.
“Had a feeling they will do this as this was their intention. But we aren’t nervous, we will fight… We will fight this battle legally…We will seek justice from Supreme Court,” Tuki told ANI. “Point to me even a single questionable law and order situation in Arunachal Pradesh? They can’t, because there is none.. Arunachal Pradesh is a peaceful state, you can go and see and give a report,” he added. Tuki also met senior Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal today to discuss the matter.
President Pranab Mukherjee earlier in the day gave nod to imposition of centre rule in Arunachal Pradesh. The Union Cabinet had on Sunday recommended President’s rule in the state. The Congress Party has, however, dubbed the government’s move as ‘unconstitutional’ and alleged that it exposed the dictatorial tendencies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his people.
Earlier today, the Centre said that it was their ‘constitutional right and responsibility’ to end the crisis created by the Congress in the state. Arunachal Pradesh was rocked by a political crisis on December 16 last year as 21 rebel Congress MLAs joined hands with BJP’s 11 MLAs and two independents to impeach Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia at a makeshift venue. The Speaker termed the move as illegal and unconstitutional.