Tuki cries foul over Pul’s swearing-in as CM, writes to Governor

Itanagar, Feb. 19 (ANI): Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki has written a letter to Governor J. P. Rajkhowa, urging the latter to reinstate him as the chief minister of the state as he is the leader of Congress legislature party in the state.

Asserting that he has been authorised by the Congress Party to stake claim to form government, Tuki said that the council of ministers should be restored as it was before the imposition of the President’s rule in the state.

“Your Excellency may kindly note that no other person has been authorised by the Congress legislature party to stake claim to form the government of Congress party and any such claim would be violation of party discipline and would be in breach of the Tenth schedule of the Constitution,” the letter said.

With the President’s rule having been lifted in Arunachal Pradesh, dissident Congress leader Kalikho Pul was sworn in as the state’s new Chief Minister tonight.

The Union cabinet had on Wednesday decided to recommend revocation of President’s rule in the state but within hours the Supreme Court ordered that status quo be maintained till it examined records on the disqualification of the 14 rebel MLAs.

The revolt by Congress rebels led to a political crisis in the state that finally led to imposition of President’s Rule on January 26. (ANI)

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