Union Cabinet recommended end of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi

The Union Cabinet had recommended a revocation of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh soon, according to the Source. If the President approves the cabinet’s recommendation, the activities for formation of Government in the state may start.

The cabinet made the recommendation based on a Home Ministry note that included a report from Governor JP Rajkhowa on the latest political situation in the sensitive border state.

According to sources, the last report from the Governor did indicate that political outfits had sought to form government.

On Monday, Congress dissident Kalikho Pul, accompanied by 31 MLAs, had called on the Governor to stake claim to form the next government in the state which is under President’s Rule. He was accompanied by 19 Congress MLAs along with 11 BJP legislators and two independent members.

This led to Congress moving the Supreme Court seeking an order that no new government formation is permitted and status quo be maintained. However, the apex court refused to pass an interim order restraining the Governor from swearing in a new government in Arunachal Pradesh.

Congress, which had 47 MLAs in the 60-member assembly, suffered a jolt when 21 of its lawmakers revolted against Tuki’s leadership. 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.


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