Congress to Move SC Against Prez’s Rule in AP


New Delhi: Congress on Monday announced that the party will file a petition before Supreme Court against the Centre’s decision to impose President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh.

Accusing the Modi government of trying to destabilize a state bordering China, the Congress said that the party will challenge in apex court the Cabinet decision if it gets presidential assent.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired an unscheduled meeting on the political crisis of the border state, after which it was recommended that President’s rule be imposed in Arunachal Pradesh.

The proposal was sent to President Pranab Muherjee late Sunday, which was signed by him. The imposition of President’s rule came into effect from Monday.

Also, President Pranab has sought an explanation from Home Ministry over the need behind imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh. Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to brief Pranab on the matter at 2 pm today.