SC order on Arunachal requires detailed consideration: Minister

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday that the government will give detailed consideration to the Supreme Court verdict restoring ousted Congress Chief Minister Nabam Tuki’s government in Arunachal Pradesh and then decide its course of action.

Talking to reporters at a cabinet briefing here, Prasad said the government is yet to get the copy of the judgment and will study it in detail.

“We will study in detail and go through its implications. The Supreme Court judgment is supreme,” Prasad said.

He said that the court had ordered status quo ante from December 15 and a lot of developments have taken place after that, including withdrawal of President’s Rule and swearing-in of a new government.

“What requires to be done requires detailed consideration,” Prasad said.

In a blow to the central government, the Supreme Court on Wednesday restored ousted Congress Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in Arunachal Pradesh in an unanimous verdict.

A Constitution bench of Justice J.S. Khehar, Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Madan B. Lokur, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghosh and Justice N.V. Ramana directed the restoration of the status quo ante as it existed on December 15, 2015, effectively bringing Tuki back as the Chief Minister.



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