Supreme Court issues notice to Center, seeks reply by January 29 on Arunachal

New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Center over the imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh and sought reply by Friday.


The next date of the hearing has been scheduled on February 1, 2016.

In its petition, the Congress had accused the Governor of working at the behest of the Centre to topple its government.

Taking serious cognizance of the Congress plea, the Supreme Court also sought a report within 15 minutes from the state Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa on the basis of which he recommended the President’s rule.

The apex court has also expressed its displeasure to Rajkhowa as to why the Supreme Court was not informed about the developments in the state.

Meanwhile, Rajkhowa has assured MLAs that they will be provided security which they are entitled to.

The Governor convened a meeting of senior officers of the state and advised them to ensure that there was no law and order problem in the state.

Laws must be enforced in letter and spirit for safeguarding the interest of the common people, the governor told the officials including Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi in the meeting last evening, a Raj Bhawan release said.

President Pranab Mukherjee had on Tuesday night endorsed the Union Cabinet’s decision and brought Arunachal Pradesh under central rule after more than a month of political turmoil and in the midst of a raging battle in the Supreme Court. The decision was attacked by Congress and other parties which called it a “murder” of democracy.

Extremely disappointed with the move to throw out a democratically elected government in Arunachal Pradesh, former chief minister Nabam Tuki had expressed confidence that the Supreme Court would protect the Constitution and democracy.Arunachal Pradesh, former chief minister Nabam Tuki had expressed confidence that the Supreme Court would protect the Constitution and democracy.

(With PTI-ANI inputs)

14:34 PM
* SC asks counsel for Arunachal Pradesh Governor to furnish immediately his report that led to imposition of President’s rule in the state.

  • SC asks as to why it was not apprised about the latest development.

12:04 PM
President’s rule imposed in Arunachal ‘under pressure’: NCP

The National Communist Party (NCP) said President Pranab Mukherjee approved the imposition of central rule in Arunachal Pradesh under pressure from the BJP-led NDA and alleged that extreme situations to throw out a democratically elected government did not exist in the state.

NCP leader Majeed Memon expressed his surprise as to why President Mukherjee gave his nod to the Centre’s recommendation within a span of few hours.

10:55 AM
Nabam Tuki accuses Governor of working against state government

Speaking to ANI, Naban Tuki said, “I am confident that we will get justice from the Supreme Court. I think imposing President’s rule is wrong and injustice has been done to the people of Arunachal.”

Tuki also lashed out at Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Rajkhowa and alleged that he was working as an active member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

“Since the day of appointment, the Governor started working against the government as an active party member of the BJP. This is clear politics and this is wrong. The Governor should have been asked to prove the majority,” he said.

10:54 AM
Modi government has murdered Democracy on Republic day: Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala

10:53 AM
Supreme Court agrees to hear Congress’ plea challenging President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh at 2 PM today.

10:53 AM
I am sure we will get justice: Nabam Tuki

10:02 AM
Imposition of President’s rule is totally uncalled for, it is unconstitutional: KC Mittal, Congress Legal Department Secretary

09:59 AM
Not first time in India that a President rule has been imposed in the state. Congress has no basis to complain, but if they want to make this a political issue they are welcome. BJP leader SN Singh