President’s rule imposed in Arunachal

New Delhi, Jan. 26 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday gave nod to imposition of centre rule in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Union Cabinet yesterday recommended President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh. The recommendation has been sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for his approval.

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.

The Congress Party has, however, dubbed the government’s move as ‘unconstitutional’ and alleged that it exposed the dictatorial tendencies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his people.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan to apprise him about the decision of the Union Cabinet to recommend imposition of central rule in Arunachal Pradesh.

In a related development, a Congress delegation also met President Mukherjee to convey him of the ‘onslaught’ by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to destabilise border-states, especially Arunachal Pradesh.

Earlier today, the Centre said that it was their ‘constitutional right and responsibility’ to end the crisis created by the grand old party in the state.

“Today, there is a constitutional crisis in Arunachal because of the Congress and it is the Centre’s right and responsibility to fix the situation. If they (Congress) can’t understand this simple fact and are trying to politicise this issue, then there is no solution to that. It is our constitutional responsibility to fix any situations in a state. We are doing our job,” Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told ANI here. (ANI)

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