Arunchal Pradesh verdict: Congress party leaders are putting in place a Plan B — aimed at ensuring that the judgment does not remain only a symbolic victory but also translates into a stable Congress-led government in the state.
The Indian Express had first reported the government’s decision not to accept many crucial recommendations and observations made by the Supreme Court collegium regarding the draft memorandum of procedure (MoP).
The collegium, while returning the government’s draft, was of the view that it was an attempt by the government to circumvent judicial pronouncements and settled law on appointments in the higher judiciary.
Centre had put out an advertisement inviting applications last month, and the last day of submission was April 18. But sources in the government told The Indian Express that out of the 45-odd applicants, only 15 met the eligibility criteria.
Under Article 356, President’s Rule can be imposed in a state if the Presidentis satisfied that a situation has arisen in which the government of the state cannot carry on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.
The arrest of JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar last week for committing an offence under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, better known as ‘sedition’, has once again brought into focus this highly controversial clause in our criminal laws. The sedition law is a legacy of the Raj, which used it to stifle […]