‘Anti-federal’ Govt. attempting to murder democracy: Congress

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New Delhi, Jan. 24 (ANI): Congress leader V. Narayanasamy on Sunday dubbed the government’s move to recommend President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh as a murder of democracy and violation of constitutional propriety.

“It is a clear case of murder of democracy and violation of constitutional propriety. In fact, the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, without the Cabinet’s decision summoned the legislative assembly of Arunachal Pradesh. And the body, which met on the recommendation of the Governor, the so-called Speaker and the members, it is also being challenged before the Supreme Court. Now, the Supreme Court constitutional bench is dealing with the subject whether the Governor has the power to summon the house without the Cabinet’s decision,” he told ANI.

Narayanasamy further said that the matter would come before the Supreme Court next week.

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“Meanwhile, the decision of the central Cabinet to recommend to the President to implement the President’s rule is totally against the law, against the Constitution. It is a clear case of anti-federalism,” he added.

He also took the opportunity to lash out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the Congress would fight the recommendation ‘tooth and nail’.

“The Prime Minister Narendra Modi always says that the federal structure of this country has to be strengthened. This is not the way cooperative federalism has to function. Apart from that, right from day one, the Congress Government of Arunachal Pradesh is being targeted by the BJP in Delhi. We will fight it out tooth and nail. And we will ensure rule of law and constitutional scheme of things should prevail not only in Arunachal Pradesh but all over the country,” he said.

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The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, earlier recommended President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh. (ANI)

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