Arunachal Pradesh Returns To Congress

In a big blow to BJP and the Centre, the Supreme Court on Tuesday (July 13) ordered restoration of Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh by quashing as “unconstitutional” Governor’s decision to advance the Legislative Assembly session by a month in December last.The apex court’s verdict paves the way for the dismissed Congress government of Nabam Tuki to return to power and sets aside Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa’s message directing the manner of holding the proceedings of sixth session of the Assembly scheduled from January 14, 2016, to December 16-18, 2015. In its landmark unanimous verdict, a five judge constitution bench, headed by Justice J S Khehar, ordered that status quo ante as prevailed on December 15, 2015 be restored in Arunachal Pradesh Assembly. It held that all steps and decisions taken by Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in pursuance to the Governor’s order of December 9, 2015, are unsustainable.The Nabam Tuki-led government was dismissed following days of turmoil after 21 of the 47 Congress MLAs rebelled against the chief minister. Arunachal Pradesh was placed under President’s Rule on January 26. Just before the apex court had reserved its verdict on February 20 this year, rebel Congress leader Kalikho Pul was sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh with the support of 18 dissident Congress MLAs and two independents and 11 BJP MLAs who gave outside support in the 60-member Assembly.

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