Former Arunachal CM files plea against President rule

Former Arunachal CM files plea against President rule

Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki on Thursday filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the decision to impose President’s rule in the state, while the governor claimed there was total breakdown of law and order.

A day after Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi objected to the Congress party chief whip’s petition questioning the Centre’s recommendation to the President for invoking Article 356 of the Constitution, the deposed CM himself decided to approach the apex court.

Meanwhile, a report by Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa to the President pointed out a series of events stating, “only anarchical situation prevailed in the state” and there was total breakdown of law and order machinery.

“My state is being run virtually by a minority government for the past several months,” he said, referring to monthly and special reports sent from October onwards to the President and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

He said, following his decision to prepone the Assembly on December 9, Tuki met him.

“I was abused, scolded and threatening words were used against me..even attempts were made to physically assault me... ministers tried to physically restrain me and I was rescued by my alert staff,” the governor wrote. 

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