President’s Rule? Arunachal CM Slams Centre, Calls It ‘Vendetta Politics’

President’s Rule? Arunachal CM Slams Centre, Calls It ‘Vendetta Politics’


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Union Cabinet had recommended President's Rule at a meet chaired by Narendra Modi.

 Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Monday hit out at the Centre for recommending President’s Rule in the hill state, and said the move was "politically motivated".

It is learnt that President Pranab Mukherjee is yet to sign the recommendation and will meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh later in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, there are reports from the ground in Arunachal capital Itanagar that trouble has hit the streets. A large mob, it is reported, has gheraoed Raj Bhavan.

Arunachal Pradesh was rocked by a political crisis on December 16 last year as 21 rebel Congress MLAs joined hands with 11 of BJP and two independents to 'impeach' Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia at a makeshift venue, in a move branded as "illegal and unconstitutional" by the Speaker.

Expressing shock at the decision to impose President's Rule, Tuki said on Monday his government was not even consulted on the matter and that this was "vendetta politics by the NDA government". The Chief Minister asserted that there was no need for President's Rule in the state and that there was absolute peace in the state with no reports of law and order breakdown.

"I cannot understand why the union cabinet is in such hurry when the matter is pending in the Supreme Court," he said in a tweet.


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