President’s rule in Arunachal: Murder of democracy, Emergency-like situation, says Oppn

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal compared the imposition of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh to an Emergency like condition.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: January 26, 2016 8:45 pm
Arunachal Pradesh, president's rule, president's rule arunachal pradesh Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge with party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal and V Narayanasamy addressing the media after meeting President Pranab Mukherjee on Arunachal Pradesh issue, in New Delhi on Monday. (source: PTI)

Congress, JD-U and AAP today attacked imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh as “murder” of democracy and federalism and accused the BJP-led government at the Centre of “insulting” the highest court of the country that is right now hearing the matter.

BJP, however, defended the decision saying it needs to be seen from multiple perspectives and is as per Constitutional mandate and in turn accused the Congress of politicising the issue.

“This is murder of democracy…The matter is sub-judice and government has acted in haste. It is a clear-cut insult to the highest court of the land. Democracy has been murdered,” Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal compared the imposition of President’s rule to an Emergency like condition. “Prez rule in Arunachal Advaniji was right in saying that there are Emergency-like conditions in the country,” he tweeted.

Attacking the decision, outgoing Arunachal chief minister Nabam Tuki said they will approach the court as matter is sub-judice. He also claimed that there is no law and order situation in the state, which is peaceful, and claimed Congress had 31 out of 44 MLAs, with BJP having only 11, besides two independents.

“Rules have not been followed in Arunachal. Decision taken by the government is unconstitutional…We will approach the Supreme Court about the decision. Today is a historic day when every citizen is celebrating Republic Day and such a decision by the Union Cabinet is enforced on this day.

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  1. V
    Jan 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm
    Hahaha,look who is complaining
    1. M
      Jan 27, 2016 at 12:19 am
      India will be given a new hi for 21st century. AK on his way!
      1. Anand Sudan
        Jan 26, 2016 at 4:14 pm
        Kejri is now with the corrupt congress
        1. J
          jayaram reddi
          Jan 26, 2016 at 7:37 pm
          Does the Congress party agree with Kejriwal's comparison of the imposition of President's rule of Arunachal Pradesh to an Emergency like condition?
          1. J
            Jemma Thomas
            Jan 26, 2016 at 8:30 pm
            is there any Indian at all in congress? spokesperson appears to be the guys who have sold out themselves for a bowl of rice and they expect country to trust them? tom, anony, ghulam nabi, sonia, oscar, robert, sam and these are all the foreign thugs who have hijacked our national icon and blackmailing the country with paid goons. What a pathetic condition for a country which spent a century fighting freedom by loosing so may of our greatest children. Especially our Netaji Bose, if he was alive, country could have been marvelling in par with China today. Womanizer Nehru, murdered all his opponents with in the party including Mahatma and hijacked his name to colonise the country for his family. With in 70 years they sold out the country to mafia with lots of brainless chamcha. Hope one day we get our country back.
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