Arunachal Crisis is too serious- Supreme Court
The next hearing of the case will take place on Monday. The court insisted that it need to examine the “confidential” report submitted by Arunachal Governor J.P Rajkhowa.
The bench consisting Justice J.S Khehar and C. Nagappan said that the fresh plea will be heard by the five-Judge constitution bench which is dealing with the batch of petitions on the Arunachal issue.
Earlier, the apex court which heard the Congress plea challenging the Cabinet’s decision to impose Presedential rule in Arunachal Pradesh also expressed its displeasure to Rajkhowa on not informing the latest incidents in the state. The court also issued a notice to the centre.
The Congress party called the President’s rule as ‘murder of democracy’ by the BJP led Central Government and accused it of misusing the power. Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukthar Abbas Naqvi replied that it was ridiculous on the Congress’s part to raise issues about constitutional rights.
The crisis arises in Arunachal when 21 MLA’s from the Congress Party rebelled in the 60 member assembly. Eleven BJP MLA’s backed the rebels to upstage the Congress Government. Later, the Nabam Tuki government disqualified 11 rebel MLA’s. On December 16, the governor called the assembly session in which Deputy Speaker revoked the disqualification and removed the Speaker.