Five things to know about the SC verdict on Arunachal Pradesh

The apex court reinstates the Congress government dismissed by the centre

GN Bureau | July 14, 2016


#BJP   #Congress   #Arunachal Pradesh   #Supreme Court   #President Rule  


In yet another jolt to the BJP, the supreme court has ordered the reinstatement of the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh, about four months after the party was ousted from power. Earlier in April, the Uttarakhand high court had quashed president’s rule imposed by the centre in the state.

Here are five things to know about the SC verdict on Arunachal Pradesh:

  • In November last year, 21 Congress MLAs rebel against their own colleague and chief minister Nabam Tuki. The party had 47 MLAs in the 60-member assembly.
     
  • In December, the governor JP Rajkhowa passes order to advance the winter session of the assembly by a month. High drama follows as the 21 dissident MLAs join hands with 11 BJP and two independent MLAs to ‘impeach’ the Speaker. Meanwhile, the Gauhati high court stays orders of the Governor.
     
  • In January this year, as the Centre places Arunachal Pradesh under president’s rule, Tuki approaches the SC.
     
  • Thereon, in February, dissident Congress leader Kalikho Pul is sworn in as the new chief minister as he wins the confidence vote after 17 Congress MLAs including Tuki remain absent in the house.
     
  • But on July 13, the apex court reinstates Tuki-led government in the state.

Comments

 

Other News

70 words that define India, why Doklam stand-off won’t lead to a war, and more

As India celebrates 70 years of freedom, Governance Now looks back and picks 70 words – or phrases, buzzwords, slogans, events – that best define this ancient nation and young democracy. Here, you will find much to be proud of, much tinged with pangs of nostalgia. Then there are entries that

A dose of PPP in healthcare is what the doctor recommends

Dr Kenneth E Thorpe, a professor of health policy and management at Emory University in the US and also the executive director of Partnership to Fight Chronic Diseases (PFCD), says that the government alone cannot do everything. “They don’t have the resources and capacity. So we have to fin

EESL signs MoU with oil companies for energy saving appliances

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture company of PSUs of ministry of power, signed an agreement with oil marketing companies (OMCs) of ministry of petroleum and natural gas for distribution of energy efficient appliances under the flagship Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and applianc

Jammu airport’s upgraded terminal building inaugurated

Union minister for civil aviation, P Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated the upgraded passenger terminal building of Jammu airport.   Notably, Jammu airport belongs to the Indian Air Force, and airports authority of India (AAI) maintains a civil enclave for civil aircraft operat

Election Commission shows it has spine

The election commission has become increasingly assertive in the past few months, showing its mettle in times of electoral challenges.   Weeks after rooting from EVMs and just days after the poll panel declared votes cast by two rebel Congress legislators in the Rajya Sabha e

Is Amit Shah`s blueprint for 350-plus seats in 2019 Lok Sabha elections achievable?

Is Amit Shah`s blueprint for 350-plus seats in 2019 Lok Sabha elections achievable?



Video

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter