New Delhi, Jan. 25 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday attacked Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi saying the duo were responsible for the crisis situation in Arunachal Pradesh, adding that the grand old party had failed its majority in the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly.
“Rahul Gandhi has to be reminded of two things- he accuses of instability in Arunachal Pradesh. Who is responsible for the instability? 21 of the 47 MLAs of the Congress in Arunachal Pradesh Assembly in fact have fallen out as rebel MLAs from the Congress Party itself. So, the instability lies within the Congress. Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi are responsible for the unstable nature of the Assembly in Arunachal Pradesh,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told ANI.
“The law of Constitution is the one which has the numbers, is the one which forms the government. Despite the fact that the Congress Government in Arunachal Pradesh had umpteen numbers of occasions prove its majority on the floor of Arunachal Pradesh Assembly, they failed to do so. That’s the reason as to why the situation today in Arunachal Pradesh is quite volatile demanding a President’s rule,” he added.
Earlier, upping the ante against the Centre, the Congress delegation on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee to convey him of the ‘onslaught’ by the BJP to destabilise border-states, especially Arunachal Pradesh.
“The constitution is being blown to bits here. Tomorrow is 26th January and one day before it the BJP Government has called for President’s rule in Arunachal. They don’t believe in Parliament not in the judiciary. We will go against such a government in Parliament, court and the public on how they are destroying democracy,” Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad told the media here.
The President was briefed by the delegation on the proceedings of the court and presented him with a memorandum, asking him to look into the matter.
The Congress had earlier dubbed the government’s move to recommend President’s rule as ‘unconstitutional’ and alleged that it exposed the dictatorial tendencies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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. (ANI)