STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Cabinet Recommends Revocation of President's Rule in Arunachal

Union Cabinet recommended revocation of President\'s Rule in Arunachal, a day after SC refused to restrain the Governor from swearing in a new govt.

Published: 17th February 2016 02:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2016 02:45 PM   |  A+A-

modi2

Prime Minister Narendra Modi | AP Photo

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet today recommended revocation of President's Rule in Arunachal Pradesh, a day after the Supreme Court refused to restrain the Governor from swearing in a new government in the state.

The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recommended to the President to revoke central rule imposed on January 26.

On Monday, 31 MLAs, led by Congress dissident Kalikho Pul, called on the Governor to stake claim for forming the next government in the politically fragile state.

He was accompanied by 19 rebel Congress MLAs along with 11 BJP legislators and two independent members.

This led the Congress to move the Supreme Court seeking an order that no new government formation be permitted and status quo maintained.

However, the apex court refused to pass an interim order restraining the Governor from swearing in a new government in Arunachal Pradesh.

The revolt by Congress dissidents led by Pul led to a political crisis in the state that finally led to imposition of President's Rule on January 26.

Former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki reportedly has the support of 26 MLAs in the 60-member Assembly.

Congress, which had 47 MLAs in the 60-member Assembly, suffered a jolt when 21 of its lawmakers rebelled.

Eleven BJP MLAs and two independents backed the rebels in the bid to upstage the government.

Later, 14 rebel Congress MLAs were disqualified by the Speaker.

The Supreme Court, which is considering pleas against imposition of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is hearing petitions seeking examination of constitutional schemes on the scope of discretionary powers of the Governor.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp