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Big jolt for BJP as SC reinstate Congress Govt in Arunanchal

Supreme Court restores government of former chief minister Nabam Tuki

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Publish Date: Jul 13 2016 12:23PM | Updated Date: Jul 13 2016 12:50PM

Big jolt for BJP as SC reinstate Congress Govt in Arunanchal

 In a breakthrough judgment, the Supreme Court reinstated Congress government in Arunanchal Pradesh. SC, on Wednesday, stated that Arunachal Pradesh governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa's decision advancing session of the state assembly by a month is violation of the Constitution and is liable to be repressed.

 
In their decision, the Supreme Court said that all the steps and decisions taken by the legislative assembly pursuant to governor's December 9, 2015 order were unsustainable and liable to be quashed.
 
The judgment of the Supreme Court means that the present Arunachal Pradesh government, headed by Kalikho Pul, would have to step down immediately to make way for the Congress government which will be headed by Nabam Tuki.
 
The SC also struck down removal of speaker Nabam Rebia and said he would be restored back as the Speaker of the House. This is a historic verdict as it is for the first time that the apex court has put back a state government that had been dismissed by the Centre under the President's rule.
 
"We have got justice from the Supreme Court, it has today saved this country and its Constitution. It is a historic and remarkable judgment which was expected by the people of country," Tuki said.
 
On this matter, Rahul Gandhi also tweeted, "Thank you Supreme Court for explaining to the Prime Minister what democracy is."