Arunachal governor destablising state govt: Congress tells President


The Congress on Wednesday complained to President Pranab Mukherjee that Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa was trying to destabilise the government.

This was being done on the directions of the central government, a Congress delegation led by party president Sonia Gandhi told Mukherjee after meeting him at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said such unconstitutional steps had never been taken in the country’s history.

Also Read:  Protest marches in Darjeeling as shutdown enters 10th day

“It is a matter of regret that unconstitutional actions are being taken by the Arunachal Pradesh governor on the directions of the central government,” Azad said.

He said the state assembly was to convene on January 14 but the governor preponed it to December 16 without consulting Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.

Also Read:  Enforcement Directorate approaches External Affairs Ministry for revocation of Vijay Mallya's passport

Azad said the governor had also sought the removal of the speaker though he enjoyed the support of the majority in the Arunachal assembly.

“Such a thing has happened for the first time in the country,” Azad said.

Also Read:  National Herald issue: Both houses of Parliament adjourned

The Congress leader also said the governor had requisitioned central forces to the state without the chief minister’s knowledge.

“An attempt is being made to destabilize an elected government in a sensitive border state,” Azad said. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and party colleague Mallikarjun Kharge were also present in the delegation.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here