Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Centre, Tuki file affidavits in SC

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Jan 30 - The Central Government and the leader of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Nabam Tuki have both filed affidavits in the Supreme Court, former to justify the imposition of President�s Rule in the State, and the latter challenging the same.

Sources confirmed that the affidavit filed by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday alleged that there was complete breakdown of governance and law and order in the State, and Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa and his family apprehended grave danger to their lives.

It said that then Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Speaker Nabam Rebia have been playing communal politics against the Governor, who in his report, had recommended imposition of President�s Rule in the State by elaborating the sequence of events leading to the Congress Government becoming a minority.

The Centre told the Court that Arunachal Pradesh has been witness to recurrent insurgency, as well as attempts by China to claim large parts of its territory. Hence, it said, it is imperative in the interest of the country that the State is socially, economically and politically stable. The affidavit also referred to six reports forwarded by the Governor to the President and to the Ministry, maintaining that there was political instability in the State and a warlike situation.

The plea filed by the Congress leader is likely to be taken up for hearing on Monday, along with other petitions moved by persons like Rajesh Tacho, chief whip of the Congress Legislature Party in the State Assembly.

Next Story