Itanagar: Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister and Congress rebel Kalikho Pul, who was briefly chief…
Kalikho Pul, former Arunachal Chief Minister, was found dead at his residence in Itanagar on Tuesday.
Mr. Pul had led a group of dissident MLAs from Congress against Chief Minister Nabam Tuki early this year.
A few hours after President’s Rule was revoked in Arunachal Pradesh on February 19, the dissident Congress leader, was sworn in as Chief Minister.
However, the State’s Congress leaders moved the apex court against the manner in which the President’s rule was withdrawn without the apex court’s knowledge and the formation of the Pul government in the next three hours on February 19.
But the apex court on Monday refused to intervene in the formation of the new government under dissident Congress leader Kalikho Pul, saying the highest judiciary has anyway the power and strength to put the clock back in the sensitive border State. Read more
On July 13, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court unanimously quashed Arunachal Pradesh Governor J.P. Rajkhowa’s decision to advance the Assembly session from January 14, 2016 to December 16, 2015, a move which triggered political unrest in the sensitive border State and culminated in the declaration of President’s rule on January 26.
The order effectively restored Tuki govt. to power. Read more