Centre recommends President’s Rule in Arunachal, twitter says #ModiKillsDemocracy

In an extraordinary development on Sunday, the central government recommended the imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh, a state ruled by the Congress party.

The BJP-led government’s decision drew flak from opposition parties with the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal calling it a ‘murder of constitution.’

Congress too, which was late in reacting to this development, launched scathing attack against the Narendra Modi government.

The party’s spokesperson, Kabil Sibal termed it politics of intolerance and said that his party will challenge the decision in the Supreme Court.

He told ANI, “We will challenge the matter. This Government knows that it has no majority in Rajya Sabha and that this particular recommendation can never pass in Rajya Sabha because its politically motivated.”

The Union Cabinet’s reported recommendation to impose President’s Rule in Arunachal comes at a time when the Supreme Court is hearing host of petitions related to allegations of unconstitutional intervention in the democratically elected government of Congress party by governor  Rajkhowa.

Congress had 47 MLAs in the 60 member assembly  lawmakers in the chief minister has now got the support of 26.

CM Nabam Tuki has called the governor a “BJP agent”, who allegedly helped the rebel Congress lawmakers in their bid to topple his government by convening the assembly session ahead of time in a hotel room.

Governor is also accused of encouraging the deputy speaker of the assembly to hold a session to ensure that the Speaker Nabam Rebia was “impeached.”

The twitter users wasted no time in registering their protests against what they termed ‘unconstitutional intervention’ by the Centre in an elected government.

The hashtag #ModiKillsDemocracy has become a top national trend in no time.

Here is a snapshot of twitter conversation on this subject:



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