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Modi Govt submits reply to Supreme Court, justifies President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh

NEW DELHI(PTI): The Central Government on Friday submitted a reply in the Supreme Court justifying the imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh.


In its reply, the Centre said that Congress Government in Arunachal Pradesh is in a minority. Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa had submitted his reply to the apex court on Thursday in which he had claimed that former chief minister Nabam Tuki and his ministers had made it impossible for him to discharge his duties.

According to reports, Rajkhowa accused Tuki of communal politics by provoking local tribesmen and funding public protests to seek his ouster. He also alleged that he was abused, threatened and nearly assaulted by some ministers. Rajkhjowa also claimed that he and his family feared for their lives because of the actions of Tuki and his supporters.

Meanwhile, Tuki has filed a fresh petition in the Supreme Court challenging the promulgation. President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday had given his assent to Union Cabinet’s decision to impose the President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh. The six month mandatory period to have an Assembly session in the state had lapsed on 21st of this month.

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