Arunachal- People in Dilemma, Who is the CM, Tuki or Pul

It is the First time in the history of India, that a state is going through such type of crisis, that the two leaders are claiming themselves as the chief minister, and the people are in dilemma. in Arunachal Pradesh two leaders Nabam Tuki and Kalikho Pul are claiming themselves as the CM of the state  and the people are in dilemma. 

In compliance with the Order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court regarding the restoration of status quo ante to 15th December 2015,  Nabam Tuki resumed his duties as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday at Arunachal Bhavan , New Delhi .A communication from his side regarding the same was sent to Governor of Arunachal (acting) Tathagata Roy. He also spoke to the Chief Secretary and DGP regarding the future course of his Government after his arrival at Itanagar tomorrow.

On the other hand Reacting to the Supreme Court verdict ordering restoration of the previous Nabam Tuki-led Congress government, Kalikho Pul who had led the Congress rebels then, said that his  government will remain. That will be decided on the floor of the Assembly. Government runs only with the numbers. Pul also said that the state government will file a review petition against the SC judgement after going through it in detail.


As of that date, the Congress had 47 MLAs in a House of 60 , with the BJP having 11 and two Independents. Of the 47 Congress MLAs, 14 were disqualified by the Speaker.

In a blow to the Centre, the Supreme Court on Wednesday restored ousted Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh, elating the opposition, which hailed the verdict as a victory of democracy.

In an unanimous verdict, a Constitution bench of Justices JS Khehar, Dipak Misra, Madan B Lokur, Pinaki Chandra Ghosh and NV Ramana directed the restoration of the status quo ante as it existed on December 15, 2015, effectively bringing Tuki back as Chief Minister.

The apex court quashed Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa’s decision to advance the state assembly session from January 2016 to December 2015, which set off developments leading to Tuki’s ouster.

It was the second such ruling by the Supreme Court since May when it similarly restored the ousted government of Chief Minister and Congress leader Harish Rawat in Uttarakhand.



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