Congress wants Arunachal governor sacked

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New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court decision restoring the ousted Arunachal Pradesh government and demanded the sacking of Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa.

Talking to reporters here, Congress leader Kapil Sibal said the central ministers involved in taking the decision concerning Arunachal Pradesh “should apologize”.

He also demanded a probe into the alleged tape recording of some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders with a businessman for conspiring to topple the

Arunachal government.

“I have heard that Rajkhowa is on leave, he should go on long leave,” Sibal said. He said if the government does not quit, he should be sacked.

“I also demand an apology of the central government ministers who were part of the conspiracy to topple the government.

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“My third demand is for a probe into the alleged taped conversations of BJP leaders with a businessman,” he added.

Sibal’s remarks came after the apex court restored ousted Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki after it quashed Rajkhowa’s decision of preponing the state assembly session in December 2015.

“Today, it has been proved that judiciary can save democracy,” Sibal said.

The apex court decision was also a clear warning to all Governors.

“It is a clear cut indication and warning from the court to all the Governors that don’t help the party with whom you are associated to topple an elected government or else we will cancel your decision.

“The court cancelled the Governor’s order saying it violated Articles 174, 175 and 163 of the Constitution,” Sibal added.

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