New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre on President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi while attempting to silence all critics today said the ‘responsible’ ruling dispensation has performed its duty based on the ground realties and ground report in the state.
Naqvi said the Central Government performed its duty as per the constitutional crisis in the state.
“We shouldn’t politicize this issue. Our priority is to ensure that there is a stable government in Arunachal which works for the development of the people. If some constitutional crisis has arisen then it is also the Centre’s responsibility to fix the same,” he told ANI.
Congress leader V. Narayanasamy had yesterday blamed the BJP for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, saying it was done to topple the elected government in the state.
“There is a crisis situation created in Arunachal Pradesh. Who created this crisis? Only RSS-backed people are being appointed Governors in the North-east. This shows the sinister designs of the Modi Government to topple elected governments,” he said.
The imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal yesterday came under the scanner of the Supreme Court, which asked Arunachal Pradesh Governor J.P. Rajkhowa to furnish the reports on the basis of which the Union Cabinet recommended and President Pranab Mukherjee issued the proclamation of President’s rule in the state.
The apex court posted the matter for February 1 asking the Governor and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to file their responses by Friday on petitions filed by the Congress leaders.
Earlier on Tuesday, President Mukherjee 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 Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has appointed two retired civil servants G.S. Patnaik and Y.S. Dadwal as advisors to the Arunachal Pradesh Governor.
Arunchal plunged into a political crisis in June last year after a section of the Congress MLAs (14 of them) was suspended by Speaker Nadam Rebia, along with two ministers.
The Congress retained its majority, but very soon Deputy Speaker T.N. Thongdok cleared an impeachment motion against the Speaker ‘owing to his personal relation with (then) Chief Minister Nabam Tuki’. (ANI)