MHA confirms President’s rule in Arunachal (Update)

New Delhi, Jan. 26 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday confirmed imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh.

An official release by the MHA said that President Pranab Mukherjee has signed a Proclamation under article 356(1) of the Constitution, imposing President’s Rule in relation to the State of Arunachal Pradesh and keeping the Legislative Assembly of the State in suspended animation with effect from January 26, 2016.

“Taking cognisance of the constitutional breakdown that has taken place in the State of Arunachal Pradesh as reported by the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, the Union Cabinet in its meeting held on January 24, 2016 had recommend to the President of India to issue such proclamation,” the release said.

President’s rule has been imposed in Arunachal Pradesh today.

Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki has slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led at the Centre for imposing President’s rule in the state and vowed to knock the doors of the Supreme Court in this matter.

“Had a feeling they will do this as this was their intention. But we aren’t nervous, we will fight… We will fight this battle legally…We will seek justice from Supreme Court,” Tuki told ANI.

Arunachal Pradesh was rocked by a political crisis on December 16 last year as 21 rebel Congress MLAs joined hands with BJP’s 11 MLAs and two independents to impeach Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia at a makeshift venue. The Speaker termed the move as illegal and unconstitutional. (ANI)

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