President’s Rule for Arunachal travesty of mandate: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday said the central government’s decision to impose President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh reflects a “travesty of Constitutional mandate, subjugation of federalism and trampling of democracy”.

The union cabinet on Sunday recommended imposition of President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh.

“Modiji’s double speak of respect for federalism and states being equal part of ‘Team India’ stands exposed,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.

“It also shows a scant disregard of the Supreme Court by Modi government, particularly when the entire issue of BJP-engineered coercive defections is being heard by a Constitution Bench,” he added.

Surjewala said the Congress would decisively fight “undermining of elected mandate by autocratic attempts of the government”.

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