Arunachal crisis: SC calls for Governor’s report in 15 minutes

, 3:20 PM IST

New Delhi : Taking serious cognizance of the Congress plea challenging the President’ s rule in Arunachal Pradesh, the Supreme Court has sought a report within 15 minutes from the state Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa on the basis of which he recommended the President’s rule.
The apex court has also expressed its displeasure to Rajkhowa as to why the Supreme Court was not informed about the developments in the state.

Earlier today, the apex court had heard the Congress’ plea challenging the Cabinet’s decision to impose President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh.

President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday gave his assent to the Union Cabinet’s recommendation for imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal after being satisfied that the law and order in the border state was sensitive.

The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President’s rule in the state, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the same. The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting yesterday. (ANI)