President Pranab Mukherjee has reportedly sought clarification on the NDA government’s decision to impose the President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh.
He’s believed to have asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh who met him on Monday.
Singh, in response said that the situation in the Congress majority state had deteriorated forcing the Narendra Modi government to recommend President’s Rule.
The government’s decision to dissolve the elected assembly where non-BJP party has now been challenged by the Congress in the Supreme Court.
A Congress delegation led by the party’s leader in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, met the President on Monday asking for his intervention in the matter.
Congress, which has already threatened to disrupt the parliament’s budget session in February said that Modi government was ‘out to destabilise’ the governments run by non-BJP parties.
The party’s vice president, Rahul Gandhi, took to twitter on Monday to slam the prime minister.
He said, “Modiji you talk about federalism but murder democracy. You talk about cooperation but use every means to coerce. Imposing President’s rule in Arunachal is a blatant bid to topple a duly elected Government. The Congress Party will fight this attack on our constitution, on our democracy, on the people’s mandate.”
Congress has urged all opposition parties to unite on this matter. The party is already getting support from them. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has already described it a murder of constitution.
The JDU spokesperson KC Tyagi said this was the first constitutional sin Modi had committed.
Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Monday released the transcript of an alleged taped conversation between dissident MLA Kalikho Pul and a businessman. Sibal said that Pul had sought the businessman’s support to topple the government claiming he enjoyed the support of the BJP and the RSS.