New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday backed the government’s move to recommend President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh, saying there is a constitutional crisis in the state.
“There is a situation of constitutional crisis in Arunachal Pradesh. Seeing the present conditions, the people of the state are feeling cheated,” BJP leader and Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told ANI.
“The Centre will fulfill all its responsibilities within the constitutional limits,” he added.
The Congress Party has, however, dubbed the government’s move as ‘unconstitutional’ and alleged that it exposed the dictatorial tendencies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his people.
Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit accused the Central Government of playing with fire in a ‘sensitive’ border state.
“It is completely condemnable and unconstitutional. The Congress has majority in Arunachal Pradesh and, therefore, the Prime Minister, BJP MPs from Arunachal Pradesh and local BJP leaders are trying to de-stabilise the government there,” Dikshit said.
“It shows the dictatorial tendencies of the Prime Minister and his people. They should immediately take back this order,” he added.
The Union Cabinet yesterday recommended President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh. The recommendation has been sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for his approval.
Arunachal Pradesh was rocked by a political crisis on December 16 last year as 21 rebel Congress MLAs joined hands with BJP’s 11 MLAs and two independents to impeach Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia at a makeshift venue.
The Speaker termed the move as illegal and unconstitutional. (ANI)