New Delhi, Jan. 27 (ANI): Following the imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh, Former Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal and retired IAS officer G S Patnaik have been appointed as advisors to the state Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa.
Dadwal is a 1974-batch IPS officer who retired in 2011 from paramilitary SSB and Patnaik is a 1980-batch IAS officer who retired after serving in the Delhi government in various capacities.
Meanwhile, the Congress who branded the President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh as a ‘murder of democracy’ will challenge the Centre’s decision in Supreme Court today.
“Bharatiya Janata Party wants its government everywhere. You can’t impose President’s rule because people didn’t favor you. We will fight in the court and also tell the people how the BJP misuses its power. It is very unfortunate and it is a murder of democracy,” Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge told ANI.
However, the Centre slammed the opposition for challenging the President’s decision saying that the government had done its job by saving the people of the state after the Congress Government failed to govern Arunachal Pradesh.
“This is not the first time that the President’s rule has been imposed in a state, the Congress had imposed President’s rule more than 100 times in independent India. If the Congress challenges President’s rule in Arunachal then it amounts to challenging the decision of the President of India. President has applied his wisdom to give assent to Cabinet’s recommendation,” Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju told ANI.
Despite the vehement opposition by the Congress, President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday gave his assent to imposition of central rule in Arunachal Pradesh.
Three days back, Union Cabinet had recommended President’s Rule following the political crisis in the state. (ANI)