Shatrughan Sinha fires at BJP, questions President’s Rule in Arunachal

New Delhi

Rebel BJP lawmaker Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday took a shot at his party once again by questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the “hurry” to impose President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh.

“I have tremendous faith in our dashing dynamic action hero PM. But wonder who the “great” advisors are who advised President’s Rule in AP. That too when the matter is sub judice, in the Supreme Court, under a 5 judge constitutional bench. Wonder what was the hurry and worry?, Sinha said in a series of tweets. He added that the task was cut out for the Prime Minister in case the decision does not go in the favour of the Centre.

God forbid, if the decision does not go in our favor, wonder what explanation and answer we will have for our respected PM,” he said in another tweet.

However, the Centre justified imposing President’s rule in the state saying that the law and order machinery in Arunachal Pradesh was in a state of complete breakdown.

Earlier, submitting its affidavit, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) pointed out that the state has been witness to recurrent insurgency as well as attempts by China to claim large parts of its territory and hence it is “imperative and in the interest of the country that the state is socially, economically and politically stable.”

Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa had submitted his reply to the apex court yesterday in which he had claimed that former chief minister Nabam Tuki and his ministers had made it impossible for him to discharge his duties.

According to reports, Rajkhowa accused Tuki of communal politics by provoking local tribesmen and funding public protests to seek his ouster. He also alleged that he was abused, threatened and nearly assaulted by some ministers.

Meanwhile, Tuki has filed a fresh petition in the Supreme Court challenging the promulgation.

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday had given his assent to Union Cabinet’s decision to impose the President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh.

It must be noted that the six month mandatory period to have an Assembly session in the state had lapsed on 21st of this month.


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