Arunachal Pradesh issue: Congress vows to continue fight against ‘autocratic’ PM

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New Delhi, Jan. 27 (ANI): Asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government at the Centre was using Governors to control non-BJP ruled states, the Congress Party on Wednesday vowed to continue their fight against an ‘autocratic’ Prime Minister.

“The autocratic politics of Prime Minister Modi is now exposed. He is using the Governors to control the States. This is a war on Democracy…From the streets to the Parliament, the Indian National Congress will fight the autocratic behaviour of the Narendra Modi Government,” Congress leader Raj Babbar said at a press conference here.

Babbar further alleged that Congress Government in Arunachal Pradesh was ‘shamefully’ removed despite getting 58 percent of the votes in state elections.

Congress leader V Narayanaswamy squarely blamed the BJP for political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, saying that it was done to topple the elected government in the state.

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“There is a crisis situation created in Arunachal Pradesh? Who created this crisis..Only RSS backed people are being appointed as Governors in NE. This shows the sinister designs of the Modi Govt to topple elected governments,” he said.

“BJP engineered defection in Congress and today they’re telling we don’t have majority,” he added.

Supreme Court earlier in the day issued notice to the Centre to file reply by January 29.

The apex court has scheduled the next date of hearing for February 1.

Hearing the plea filed by Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker and the Congress Party, the apex court expressed its displeasure to Governor Rajkhowa as to why the Supreme Court was not informed about the developments in the state.

President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday gave his assent to the Union Cabinet’s recommendation for imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal after being satisfied that the law and order in the border state was sensitive.

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The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President’s rule in the state, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the same. The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting yesterday. (ANI)

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